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Version 3.4.8

Rated 9.8 out of 10 based on 68 reviews
Companion Auto Update is one of my WordPress Plugins available to download for free. If you like it please consider donating.

About this pluginDescription

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.

Available settings

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.

Advanced Controls

You might not want to update all plugins or themes automatically, no problem! With the advanced filters you can easily select single plugins and/or themes that you want the plugin to skip. We can notify you when one of the selected plugins has an update ready so you can then head over to your dashboard and update them manually.

Scheduling

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.

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Full control over what to update and when to recieve notificationsDisable auto-updating for certain plugins and/or themesAdvanced scheduling options for updating and notifcationsKeep track of updates with the update log
Full control over what to update and when to recieve notificationsDisable auto-updating for certain plugins and/or themesAdvanced scheduling options for updating and notifcationsKeep track of updates with the update log

5 star averageReviews

Must Important Plugin

By basrahwe on February 8, 2020

Very necessary plugin to keep the website updated without needs monitored

very nice and helpful

By freestyle2020 on February 7, 2020

very nice and helpful...

A neat little plugin.

By mrmut on February 4, 2020

I was surprised how good this plugin administration looks. I would prefer less tabs, but it is fine, I guess.

Great Product. Works Well To Keep Your Site Updated

By MTUser2012 on February 2, 2020

Perhaps you are like me and periodically forget to setup cPanel to update WP and its components when you set up hosting. Or, maybe you started with cPanel hosting and got switched to DirectAdmin that does not feature a native WP updater? Either way this plugin works nicely to accomplish the updates. It is also regularly updated. Thank you!

Thank you very satisfied

By marceljuchelka on January 29, 2020

Thank you very satisfied

Nice utility with one minor caveat

By Boldair DĂ©veloppement (boldairdeveloppement) on January 21, 2020

Simple and effective, Lets you filter what you want to update or what you need to leave alone and do manually, updates plugins, themes, core and translations, send clear reports with the frequency you determine. My one regret is that it puts its translations not in the plugin's languages directory, but in the Wordpress override "wp-content/languages/plugins" directory, leaving me unsure that I can keep a personal translation for certain strings (I'm in a web agency, I want to send a copy of the reports to my customers, with customized strings. If the translations I made are overridden at plugin update it's a bit of a problem for me) Other than that I'm rather happy with it:)

Great plugin!

By mvwautotechniek on January 18, 2020

Easy to install and it works fine. A must have!

Top!

By kulturdesigner on January 17, 2020

a must have

Must have

By Avdprojects (alfadelta) on January 16, 2020

Finally a good auto update solution

Very helpfull!

By Hanneke de Graaf on January 16, 2020

Easy and well working!
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