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Auto-Update Email Notifications

Category: TroubleShooting | Last modified: January 27, 2023

WordPress auto-update email notifications are disabled by default on sites hosted at Pressable.

As certain plugins and all WordPress core updates are managed by the platform, the default core notifications may not behave as expected and are disabled to avoid confusion.

Enable Auto-Update Notifications

It is possible to enable auto-update notifications for themes and plugins by adding the following filters via a child theme‘s functions.php, a code snippets plugin that supports PHP, or a custom plugin. Notifications will be sent to the site’s admin email address.

// Enable plugin auto-update email notifications
add_filter( 'auto_plugin_update_send_email', '__return_true', 11 );

// Enable themes auto-update email notifications
add_filter( 'auto_theme_update_send_email', '__return_true', 11 );