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  • Resolved LordLiverpool


    I have an AWS Lighstail Plesk Server running multiple WordPress instances.
    (Plesk Onyx Version 17.8.11 Update #71)

    When I installed your plugin “Easy Updates Manager” I got a warning on my dashboard to say:

    The following constants are set and will prevent automatic updates in Easy Updates Manager.
    Please check your wp-config.php file or other files for these constants and remove them to allow Easy Updates Manager to have control.
    WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE: This constant prevents automatic updates to new major releases of WordPress.

    However, when I edit wp-config.php it says:

    define(‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, ‘minor’);// This setting is required to make sure that WordPress updates can be properly managed in WordPress Toolkit. Remove this line if this WordPress website is not managed by WordPress Toolkit anymore.

    How do I resolve this conflict?


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  • Plugin Contributor Ronald Huereca


    If you’re using EUM to manage updates, you should be able to remove that line in wp-config.

    Thread Starter LordLiverpool



    Thanks for replying so quickly.

    Yes, that’s what I thought so too.

    It’s not possible to have both?

    Plugin Contributor Ronald Huereca


    @lordliverpool The way I understand it, you should be able to have both if you remove the constant, but then you’ll have to make sure WordPress updates without it by trying Force Updates in the advanced section.

    You can simulate this by going into wp-includes/version.php and lowering the version number to say 5.2.3 and trying a force update to get back to 5.2.4.

    If you would remove the line the WordPress Toolkit of your Plesk Server won’t do the updates of the WordPress instance anymore. If you remove the line from the wp-config.php you probably lose the functionality of automated updates from the Plesk WordPress Toolkit. Out of curiosity: Which tool should handle the updates in your case? The EUM or the Plesk Toolkit?

    Thread Starter LordLiverpool



    You’ve summed up my predicament much more eloquently than I was able to.

    I’ve used EUM many times before and was always very happy with its performance. I recently moved from cPanel to Plesk and have only just encountered WordPress Toolkit for the first time. Only now do I realise that both applications perform pretty much the same task.

    As WordPress Toolkit is pre-installed with the server, it probably makes more sense to use it and have one less plugin installed on all my sites. The fewer plugins one has installed the better. So it’s with regret that I’ll uninstall EUM. Unless there’s another argument to keep it?

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