WordPress 3.7 Auto Update

The WordPress 3.7 [Basie] release went live on the 24 October 2013. It’s great release and includes a number of important features, one of which is Automatic Updates.

By default automatic updates will only be applied to minor version upgrades and not major releases. For example; versions such as 3.7.1 to 3.7.2 will be applied automatically, however upgrades to major versions such as 3.7.2 to 3.8 will not be applied. [Source].

As mentioned above, there are different types of WordPress updates:

  • WordPress Core code updates
  • Minor WordPress core updates, maintenance and security
  • Major WordPress core code

You can change how WordPress applies updates by using a specific line of code. Different options for updates are shown below, these should be placed in your wp-config.php file.

To read more about WordPress automatic updates you can read these articles here:

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