I have all automatic updates disabled but WP still updated to 3.8.2 by itself.
I am using the latest version of the plugin on a single site on a LAMP server – does anyone know if there are any compatibility issues with other plugins (e.g. W3TC; BP Security; Wordfence) or has this happened to anyone else?
in your FAQ you wrote
What are advanced settings?
Disable VCS Check
By default, WordPress will check for the existence of VCS (version control system) files, and if any are found, will not perform automatic updates. Selecting “Disable VCS Check?” will force WordPress to bypass this check, and perform updates regardless of the existence of VCS files.
But in your interface there’s another description
“Enable updates for VCS installations?”
I checked it because in my English understanding it means Do not disable VCS file to avoid forced automatically updates.
So what do you reply about? Why not use a simple description/function automatically update yes/no without any tricky words? So who need more control search for another plugin like you wrote in the description.
Thanks for reading. We wait one reply from you.
Yes, same here. I’d set it to no updating and just got an email that the thing had updated to WP 3.8.2 🙁
Interestingly, one of my sites has VCS updates ticked and did not update to WP 3.8.2 whilst the other did update but has nothing ticked at all.
Can’t say for sure if it’s the behaviour of that tickbox alone though, as the site that didn’t update uses iThemes Security (AKA Better WP Security) and the one that did update uses Bulletproof Security and Wordfence and, based on previous experience, plugin problems can often be attributed to security or caching plugins (both sites use W3 Total Cache).
Personally, I’ve chosen to use Advanced Automatic Updates but there’s no guarantee that either of them work any better than this plugin!
I had VCS updates ticked in all my 4 websites and their did update ignoring the plugin.
Better check for another plugin how you suggested too or find a manual way to add some code in the config.php like I read in a post on WP support.
Anyhow no reply from the author :-((
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
wp-config.phpcustomizations 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
falseto 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.
@wocmultimedia please start your own topic.
Hey Chip, no worries. Thanks for the plugin and for offering support.
Hope this helps you track down the problem:
1. WP 3.8.1 (now 3.8.2)
2. Everything off and unticked. All automatic updates disabled.
3. Headway Theme
4. (just a few plugins…I should probably cull the ones I’m not actually using)
Article Builder (Headway theme)
BAW Manual Related Posts
Block Bad Queries (BBQ)
Broken Link Checker
Comprehensive Google Map Plugin
Cookie Law Info
DoFollow Case by Case
EWWW Image Optimizer
Google Analytics for WordPress
Google Maps Widget
Login Security Solution
My Category Order
My Page Order
P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
Pizazz ExcerptsPlus (Headway theme)
PizazzWP SliderPlus (Headway theme)
PizazzWP Swiss Army Block (Headway theme)
Pretty Link Lite
remove links from comments
Remove More Jump
Rich Text Excerpts
Simple Page Ordering
Simple Share Buttons Adder
W3 Total Cache
WordPress File Monitor Plus
5. No auto-update changes made to
PS @wocmultimedia – the other site had an external ftp password so the auto-update couldn’t happen. You’re correct that the VCS tickbox had nothing to do with it.
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 );
return apply_filters( 'automatic_updater_disabled', $disabled );
I’ve fixed the Plugin so that it’s filtering the correct filter name:
Sorry for any inconvenience, and thanks for using the Plugin!
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