Plugin Reviews

Advanced Automatic Updates

Adds extra options to WordPress' built-in Automatic Updates feature.


47 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
Automatic Updater
By , for WP 3.5.1

Hi there Guys,

Today, 6th June 2013, I had a problem with Automatic Updater. We have built a number of website using WordPress. Over the last few days however I have noticed that Automatic Updater has not been updating the plugins on the websites. So I have had to go in and manually do the updates. I decided to e-mail the developer, Gary Pendergast and ask if he had any ideas as to what the problem could be. I gave him a list of the most common plugin we use on the site. Now, this is why I am recommend this plugin - Gary came back quickly considering the time difference between Southampton, UK and Melbourne, Australia, he gave me a solution which has worked perfectly. The problem we were experiencing was a small setting which needed to be changed in Better WP Security. Below I have included his instructions in case anyone else has the same problem. I would just like it on record that Gary has been very helpful and he has an excellent plugin in Automatic Updater.

To get Automatic Updater working again, in your wp-admin, go to Security -> System Tweaks, scroll down to "Dashboard Tweaks", then make sure the "Hide Update Notifications" options are unchecked.

All the very best to everyone.


Time Saver
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is the plugin I was waiting for, which automate WordPress update and plugin update...I strongly feel WordPress should consider such functionality to their core WordPress Files as this is very important from security point of view :)

Excellent must-have plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin works very well. I have it installed on all my sites, and I recommend it heartily for all to use.

Time Saver!!
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Great plugin, now using on personal sites, friends and clients to make sure they keep their sites up-to-date and more secure!

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I have been waiting for this plugin for some time! Awesome, just awesome!

A great time-saver
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I use this plugin on test installs where I have so many plugins installed, I just don't want to update them all. And if they're unstable, that's okay - it's just a test install. I use this along with the WordPress Beta Tester and Plugin Beta Tester plugins.

One setting I'd like to see is an options to only send emails for plugin, theme, or core upgrades, instead of a single setting that covers all three.

Automated SVN updates that just work
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I like to keep up to date using SVN but sometimes (often) I'm not able ssh to my server and perform the updates.

This plugin does the job well. I get an email with each update update and for running my multisite installation on 3.6 trunk this plugin is perfect.

Making my life way easier
By , for WP 3.5.1

Keeping sites I've set up for friends up to date has been a trial. I'm happy to say this is no longer true. I've got this plugin running on all my sites, even ones where I auto-update core myself, because I feel confident in updating themes and plugins automagically.

If you, like me, carefully vet and test every plugin and theme that goes on your sites, this is a perfect plugin for you. Use it. Love it. Rate it.

So helpful
By , for WP 3.5.1

Save a lot of time.

Wonderful utility
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So far working well with only one exception and that is no fault of the author's. Great functionality much needed by anyone who manages multiple WP sites.

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