Support » Plugin: Update Control » Update Out Of Control

  • Resolved birdog


    Plugin version= 1.3.2
    I was using WP 3.8.1 and I was totally confident that your plugin would prevent ANY auto updates. But I was shocked to find that it did nothing to stop this rude forced behavior.

    The settings are set to NO updates. To make matters worse, I also have the email notice for auto updates OFF (unchecked) and guess what? I received an email notice that my site was upgraded!!! This is all very disappointing.

    If there is another solution, I would like to know…

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  • Same here

    Same here, only I’ve been using core file to test some ideas before making a theme function to do it the right way (walker class). My changes were overwritten and menu broke on live site too. Plugin doesn’t seem to work so have added code to wp-config and theme as per : WP own code Here’s hoping for next time . . . Not everybody is just a blogger so do need to turn this off please.

    I have the same problem, unfortunately. It’s as if the plugin isn’t installed.

    same for me. please explain why this could happen!

    Plugin Author Chip Bennett


    Hi all. I’m sorry that you’re having issues with the Plugin. Given the nature of the Plugin, it is extremely difficult to identify/diagnose issues, because it only functions whenever WordPress core updates (or when Themes/Plugins update, if you have those settings configured).

    When reporting issues, please include information that will potentially help identify issues:

    1. WordPress version
    2. Plugin settings
    3. Active Theme
    4. Active Plugins
    5. wp-config.php customizations related to auto-update

    This Plugin is actually very simple, and has few failure points. When WordPress runs the update routine, it conditionally performs certain operations based on a filterable (true/false) value. This Plugin simply passes true or false to that filterable value, based on the Plugin setting for that filter.

    The problem is, because WordPress updates are so infrequent, it’s really tough to figure out what went wrong, and why, when something does go wrong. But I’ll do my best to help figure out what’s going on.

    Plugin Author Chip Bennett


    Okay, I found the problem, and just pushed the fix in version 1.4.

    The issue was a wrong filter name:

    add_filter( 'auto_updater_disabled', '__return_true', 1 );

    From wp-admin\includes\class-wp-upgrader.php:

    return apply_filters( 'automatic_updater_disabled', $disabled );

    I’ve fixed the Plugin so that it’s filtering the correct filter name: automatic_updater_disabled.

    Sorry for any inconvenience, and thanks for using the Plugin!

    Thanks to you for spending your time and fixing it.


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