Papin Schipper

Companion Auto Update Changelog

Version list:

Version 3

I’m not the best at keeping this list up-to-date so to check the latest versions check the wordpress page.

3.3.9 (MARCH 11, 2019)

  • Fix: Sometimes emails would be sent twice
  • Fix: Cronjobs disabled shouldn’t be a critical error
  • Fix: Sometimes update reminder emails would not send at all
  • Improvement: Removed “Howdy” from emails
  • Improvement: Fixed a few typos

3.3.8 (MARCH 1, 2019)

  • Fix: Show correct timestamp in log
  • Fix: Fixed a few typos
  • New: Filter the log for Plugins, Themes or All
  • New: Click on a plugins’ name to show the changelog
  • Improvement: Added more checks to the status log
  • Improvement: Added better documentation when issues show up

3.3.7 (FEBRUARY 2, 2019)

  • Fix: In some rare cases various errors showed up when saving settings, this is fixed now

3.3.6 (JANUARY 14, 2019)

  • Security improvements

3.3.5 (JANUARY 5, 2019)

  • New: See WordPress & PHP version on the status page
  • New: WordPress core updates now show in status log
  • Improvement: Split Update log and Status tab
  • Improvement: Update log now shows new version (no old version yet, sorry)
  • Improvement: If major updates are disabled the update nag will no longer show
  • Fix: Error Notice: Undefined index: menloc

3.3.4 (DECEMBER 24, 2018)

  • Improved: Few tweaks to the new warning icon
  • Improved: Changed a few strings to be clearer to understand

3.3.3 (DECEMBER 22, 2018)

  • New: Set the time for Core updates
  • New: Welcome screen after plugin activation to help new users find their way
  • New: Warning icon in the top bar when something is wrong
  • Improvement: More logs have been added to the status page
  • Improvement: Redesigned support tab
  • Improvement: We’ve checked all the text in the plugin and made some changes to make translating this plugin a little bit easier
  • Improvement: The mobile design has been improved big time
  • Fix: Some sites still recieved core update emails even when disabled, this should not happen anymore.

3.3.2 (DECEMBER 20, 2018)

  • Global error? No need to contact us anymore, let the plugin fix it for you!

3.3.1 (NOVEMBER 15, 2018)

  • Fix: Can’t Find constant error
  • Improvement: We’ve listened, Scheduling and Plugin filter are now two seperate tabs and Plugin filter is renamed to Select plugins
  • Improvement: Major core updates are now disabled by default for new installs

3.3.0 (NOVEMBER 5, 2018)

3.2.5 (OCTOBER 26, 2018)

  • Improvement: Few minor tweaks to the critical error messages

3.2.4 (OCTOBER 25, 2018)

  • Fix: Errors with PHP 7.2

3.2.3 (OCTOBER 25, 2018)

  • Improved: New error notification when plugins runs into a critical error

3.2.2 (OCTOBER 5, 2018)

  • Fix: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected [ in cau_functions.php on line 247

3.2.1 ( OCTOBER 2, 2018)

  • Fix: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)/local file inclusion (LFI) vulnerability.

3.2.0 (AUGUST 11, 2018)

  • Improved: Email notifications just got better and now contain version numbers.
  • Improved: Explained the difference between major and minor WordPress core updates.

3.1.5 (AUGUST 9, 2018)

  • I almost feel silly for pushing this as an update but the theme update notification said theme instead of themes.

3.1.4 (AUGUST 8, 2018)

  • Fix: No theme update notification

3.1.3 (AUGUST 3, 2018)

  • Fix: Issue with , in links in email notifications

3.1.2 (MAY 14, 2018)

  • Fix error: Notice: Undefined index: cau_page

3.1.1 (MAY 12, 2018)

  • Reorganized the dashboard to cleaner

3.1.0 (MAY 11, 2018)

  • New: Status page. We’ve introduced a status page to be able to provide better help when an error occurs. This page will be updated with even more info in coming updates.

3.0.9 (APRIL 17, 2018)

  • Fix: Successful update emails to multiple adresses. We took our time to really test this one but it works now! Promise!
  • Update available emails might still be broken.
  • Improvement: Email notifications no long show updates done in the last 2 days but instead changed depending on the interval of the emails.

3.0.8 (MARCH 22, 2018)

  • Fix: Error “Notice: Only variables should be passed by reference”

3.0.7 (MARCH 15, 2018)

  • We’ve recieved a bunch of feedback since the last few updates and we’ve listened!
  • If the schedule is NOT daily – hide the hours object. show it only when daily is selected.
  • Disable Notifications: Many requested a “Never” option for email notifications, this was already there, just on the dashboard. We want to keep this plugin clean so we’re not going to add 2 settings for this, instead we now show a message stating “To disable email notifications go to the dashboard and uncheck everything under Email Notifications”.
  • Some people reported settings on the schedule page not saving, they were saved but the page required a reload to display the changes. We get how this can be confusing so we’ve fixed this.

3.0.6 (MARCH 14, 2018)

  • Fix: Support & Feedback tab not working

3.0.5 (MARCH 14, 2018)

  • Fix: Time schedule scheduling an hour before set time
  • New: Support & Feedback page

3.0.4 (MARCH 12, 2018)

3.0.3 (FEBRUARY 28, 2018)

  • Added update time to changelog
  • Minor tweaks to mobile design

3.0.2 (FEBRUARY 10, 2018)

  • Security improvements

3.0 (FEBRUARY 10, 2018)

  • New: Set the update time, many requested this feature so here it is
  • New: Update log
  • Fixed issue where multiple emailaddresses wouldn’t work.

Version 2

2.9.6 (JULY 11, 2017)

  • Added buttons to help development of this plugin.

2.9.5 (JUNE 22, 2017)

  • Fixed issue where multiple emailaddresses wouldn’t work.

2.9.4 (MAY 31, 2017)

  • Security improvements

2.9.3 (APRIL 15, 2017)

  • Change how often notifications are sent (defaults to daily)

2.9.2 (MARCH 18, 2017)

  • New: Set how often the auto updater should run (defaults to twice daily)

2.9.1 (FEBRUARY 25, 2017)

  • Added a little bit of styling to the plugin filter to make it easier to understand.

2.9 (FEBRUARY 24, 2017)

  • Advanced Controls: You can control auto-updating per plugin via the plugin filter.


  • Fixed few typos


  • Enable/disable updates for translation files (Enabled by default).
  • Core Emails: By default wordpress sends an email when a core update happend, you can now disable this.
  • Several under-the-hood perfomance improvements and a few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Added site name to e-mail subject. Example: [Qreative-Web] One ore more plugins have been updated.


  • Fixed: Notice: Undefined variable: charset_collate



  • Fixed: Notifications sending when nothing was updated


  • Fixed: Notifications settings not always updating


  • Better updating: How ironic, this plugin did not handle it’s own updates so well (required re-activation etc.) this has been fixed.
  • Fixed bug: WordPress updates could not be disabled, this should work now.
  • Update Notifications: You can now get an email notification when an plugin has been updated (right now this only works with plugins, themes coming up).
  • Minor perfomance improvements.


  • New: If you have disabled one or multiple auto-updates, we can email you when an update is available.


  • Fully migrated translations to


  • Fixed issue where setting would show up multiple times when re-activating multiple times
  • Added settings link to plugin list


  • You can now select what to update and what not (plugins, themes, major and minor core updates)

Version 1


  • Initital release