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Version 3.5.2

Rated 9.8 out of 10 based on 80 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

Works well

By tthefurmanuk on May 4, 2020

Some of my hosts software insatllers don't have auto update or they don't work well. This does the job for all of my WP sites.

It works!

By haabda on April 28, 2020

Thank you for this! It works great and was easy to setup.

Works great!

By (crabshell) on April 23, 2020

I tried another plugin in conjunction with this and Companion won out. Very reliable, simple to use and configure. Set it up once, which takes less than a minute, and no more updates to keep track of. It notifies you when an update has been installed so you can verify that nothing blew up. Of course it's prudent under any circumstance to have your site backed up in case an update breaks something. Keep up the good work!

Much better than any other

By Smexhy (SmeXhy) on April 1, 2020

I had auto-update plugin before, but it wasn't really auto-updating for some reason. This on the other hand is perfect, I recommend!

The Updater check box does not work

By whateverfree2 on March 26, 2020

The checkbox does not work so I can't check Update plugin, Update themes etc. Maybe JS conflict and I don't like conflict, removed

Great Plugin

By eyeXtacy (eyextacy) on March 23, 2020

5 start, been using it for a while and it works perfect. Love the email notifications.

Great plugin. Very useful, very solid.

By rvconnelly on March 10, 2020

This is an impressive plugin. Extremely useful. 5 stars for sure. Thanks!

excellent plugin

By Groovyx9 on March 9, 2020

Works were other don't (including the most well-known one), including web sites with real CRON, country block, fully passworded, etc. Thanks A LOT! Best. ** issue : a theme that I requested not to update have been updated nonetheless. Removed 2 stars.

One less thing to worry about

By neuspurcom on March 1, 2020

Got it on multiple sites. love it!

Secured plugin!

By ttodua on February 29, 2020

I have checked v 3.4.8 source, and plugin was totally secure! my confidence in this.
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