Companion Auto Update is one of my WordPress Plugins available to download for free. Here you can read all about it.
Companion Auto Update version 3.4.2 is rated 10 out of 10 based on 42 reviews
Keep your website safe!
We understand that you might not always be able to check if your wordpress site has any updates that need to be installed, especially when you maintain multiple websites keeping them up-to-date can be a lot of work.
This plugin enables background auto-updating for all plugins, all themes and the wordpress core (both major and minor updates).
We give you full control over what is updated and what isn’t, via the settings page you can easily disallow auto-updating for either plugins, themes or wordpress core.
Full control, that’s what this plugin is all about. We offer settings to enable or disable automatic updating for plugins, themes, wordpress core updates (both minor and major can be changed separately) and for translation files.
Know what’s happening
We want you to know what’s happening on your website. This plugin offers settings for various email notifications. We can send you an email when an update is available, when a plugin has been updated or when wordpress has been updated.
But if you don’t want to recieve emails about this you can still log in and view the changelog to see what happened.
You can control auto-updating per plugin via the plugin filter.
For example: If you have Woocommerce installed but you do not wan’t to have it auto-updated you can now disable auto-updating for Woocommerce only, so your other plugins will continue to be updated.
By default the updater will run twice a day, but you can change this to every hour or to daily. When set to daily you can even set the time at which it should run, this way you can make sure that it will not overload your server by letting it run at times with less activity. The same settings can be set for notifications.
- Download Companion Auto Update.
- Upload the ‘Companion Auto Update’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
- Activate Companion Auto Update from your Plugins page.
- Search for ‘Companion Auto Update’.
- Click install.