Since about version 3.7 the WordPress Auto Update function has been included in all WordPress sites. The problem is that there is no way to simply disable WordPress auto update. (unless you have installed a new blog and you use the checkboxes to do so initially on install)
I think everyone should have a say in the WordPress (and plugin) updates that are applied to their sites. Not offering an options-interface to this critical feature on the part of the WordPress core development team is , in my opinon a step in the wrong direction. I understand WHY they added the feature, but I don’t understand WHY there’s not an interface on the user side to turn it off!
The scenario below happens almost daily to a client, if it hasn’t happened to you, it could.
You begin your day by checking your WordPress Site and what? A white screen! You can’t login and you can’t find your hosting support. The blogger’s nightmare. Now what?
Well firstly, if this has not happened to you, you can add this code into your wp-config.php file just above the line that says That’s all! Happy Blogging! Just save after inserting and you’re golden. No chance of having a plugin or incomplete update killing your site.
define( 'AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED', true );
If you HAVE an issue with the white screen of death, my advice is to get in touch here and let us investigate and fix your issue properly. There are a number of steps and missing any of them or not doing them properly can insure your site won’t function at all.
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