Support » Plugin: Companion Auto Update » Prevent update nag emails

  • Resolved wpfan1000


    Hi, I hope you are not getting sick of my feature requests πŸ™‚

    I have decided on some of my sites to stay with WP 4.9.x.

    I am comfortable doing this after some mods pointed out that security updates of WP core are incorporated / backported back to WP 3.7 as can be seen at

    So one obvious use of your plugin is to keep WP at 4.9.x and let the plugin only update minor versions.

    The problem I have with this is that WP core then sends out an email daily or more often, that nags to update to the latest version. Something like:

    Please update your site to 5.0.3

    I prefer not to get emails to remind me to update WP.

    Just to be clear, I am ok with getting emails that have notified me of updates that have occurred. I just don’t want to be emailed multiple times a day to let me know an update is needed.

    I tried to prevent getting this specific email nag and have not been succesful – please see

    A different update plugin has an option to disable this particular email nag and because I cannot prevent it myself, I am forced to use this update plugin.

    I see you already have an option:

    Core notifications [ ] By default wordpress sends an email when a core update happend. Uncheck this box to disable these emails.

    Please consider adding an option like:

    [ ] By default wordpress sends an email when a core update version is available but the site has not yet been updated to this version. Uncheck this box to disable these emails.

    I am sorry that I cannot help suggest the specific filter that does this….somehow that other plugin is able to do it but I have not been able to find the specific code…

    I can help with what doesn’t work πŸ™‚ at:

    Bedankt weer πŸ™‚

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  wpfan1000.
    • This topic was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by  wpfan1000.
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  • Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    Hi, I’ll never get sick of feature requests and bug reports, I need them to make the plugin the best it can be for you guys πŸ™‚

    I’ve personally never heard of this type of emails but I’ll see if I can replicate it and will add an option to disable them ofcourse!

    Great, thanks.

    My post at:

    also points out where in WP core the email is generated from, if that helps with replication…

    Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    I’m currently running a 4.9 site to see if I get those e-mails too.

    I assume since you mentioned the “Core notifications” option that you have this one disabled? From what I can find this should stop all e-mails.

    I will do some testing and let you know in a few days πŸ™‚


    I have been doing some testing and this is what I found:

    For one site I was using Easy Updates Manager plugin and it has a setting:
    Core notification e-mails
    which you can toggle Enable or Disable.

    With this toggle at Enable I was getting the following emails usually twice a day:

    Please update your site at to WordPress 5.1.

    Updating is easy and only takes a few moments:

    If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the support forums may be able to help.

    Support Forums

    Keeping your site updated is important for security. It also makes the internet a safer place for you and your readers.

    The WordPress Team

    I then Deactivated this plugin and started using yours and I have not received any emails for a week now.

    I made the assumption that by default, WP core sends out the above email.
    And that if you have Easy Updates Manager plugin and you have Enabled Core notification e-mails, then it is allowing WP to do its thing, and not interfering.

    But I think this assumption is incorrect.

    I think what is happening is this:

    By default, WP does not send out this email
    If you Enable notification emails in Easy Updates Manager plugin then it activates WP to send out Core notification e-mails
    If you Disable notification emails in Easy Updates Manager plugin then it allows WP to do its “normal” thing which is not to send out Core notification e-mails

    So I don’t think that your plugin needs to disable the default WP core behavior which is NOT to send this email.

    Sorry about this incorrect assumption on my part, and wasting your time.

    Marking Resolved

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