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  • The popular Softaculous WP installer includes a puzzling option:

    Auto Upgrade
    If checked, this installation will be automatically upgraded to the latest version when a new version is available.

    Which seems weird since WP upgrades itself now. What’s not entirely clear is whether that option just allows WP to upgrade itself (doesn’t block WP auto-upgrade) or if it means Softaculous will attempt to upgrade the install in the future. I’m assuming it’s the latter, and that that could potentially introduce conflicts.

    If it’s the latter, I’d like to disable the option for all of my hosting customers. Does anyone know how?

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  • Which seems weird since WP upgrades itself now.

    Not quite correct. Minor updates are automatic. Major version upgrades are not.

    Thread Starter shacker

    (@shacker)

    True. But still, does the Softaculous upgrader simply use WP’s upgrade API, or is it “forcing the upgrade” from outside?

    Sorry – I have no idea. Try asking your hosts about this.

    Thread Starter shacker

    (@shacker)

    LOL – I am a web host, trying to get to the bottom of this so I know what to tell my cPanel/Softaculous users, or how to disable it on their behalf if it’s dangerous.

    Isn’t there a forum or similar that is specific for Softaculous that might be able to help?

    Thread Starter shacker

    (@shacker)

    Yeah, I’ll try that next. Just thought I might tap the massive community here first. Thanks.

    Thread Starter shacker

    (@shacker)

    OK, got an answer from the Softaculous devs:

    http://www.softaculous.com/board/index.php?tid=5535&tpg=1#p20204

    Short version: No need to worry about conflicts. Softaculous can do major version upgrades as well as minor, and it can be optionally disabled by web hosts.

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