Support » Plugin: Easy Updates Manager » Updates not working intermittently

  • Resolved Roy



    Most of the time automatic updates are performed as expected, but sometimes not. Today I had a problem with Classic Editor not updating, a few days ago it was Really Simple SSL. EUM General & Plugin Settings look good, but nothing in the logs.

    This issue is a follow up to a thread between myself and @ronalfy back in early October. At the time, I had added some noabort logic to .htaccess to deal with a suspected Wordfence issue. The thread was marked as resolved and I have since installed another caching plugin, but the issue persists.

    PS: I have manually blocked a few plugins and themes (“red button”) with the intention of being manually notified of their updates. I assume this is the right way to go about receiving manual notifications?


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  • Plugin Contributor Ronald Huereca


    I hate to upsell, but it really looks like you need control over your cron scheduling and to receive Email notifications of updates. Both of those are in the premium version.

    OK an upsell shouldn’t be necessary. I’m not trying to be cheap but here’s what I’m thinking:

    (1) If I’ve set any given plugin or theme to automatically update, that’s what it should do. This is expected core functionality, regardless of free or premium version.

    (2) I’m already getting email notifications of successful background updates (as well as failed auto updates). I don’t see what else premium email adds?

    (3) Not only are there third party cron sceduling tools, it shouldn’t even be necessary. I’m expecting automatic scheduling and execution (as implied by your plugin name 😉 )

    Could enabling Force Automatic Updates be the solution? If enabling will update all plugins and themes **expecpt for the ones I’ve blocked in the previous tabs** then problem solved.

    If not, I suppose I could modify functions.php to auto-update all plugins and themes. But am hoping to achieve more granular control with EUM (meaning, ignore some specified plugins and themes). Hope you can help?

    Thank you 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Ronald Huereca


    If you disable plugins and themes from updating, you will no longer see updates for those plugins and themes. It’s mostly designed for if you have custom work that you don’t want clients to see if there are updates.

    By the first sentence from your reply, did you mean that enabling “Force Automatic Updates” will force all updates except the plugins and themes I have blocked? If yes, then problem solved.

    Regarding your second sentence, what you’re saying regarding clients applies to the premium version. I don’t have premium, I have a free plugin on a single site that’s not working as described on

    – allows you to manage all kinds of update- both on your single site install…
    – Deeply customize your automatic update settings
    – Select which plugins and themes can be automatically updated

    I’m lookin for a direct answer to the question “How can I ensure automatic updates are performed on my specified plugins and themes”?

    Plugin Contributor Ronald Huereca


    In the General Options, select Custom for automatic updates.

    From there, select plugins/themes to Individual. Then go into the plugins/themes tab and enable automatic updates on only the assets you want to be updated.

    Check out the video below for a demonstration.

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