How to Disable Automatic Update Email Notification in WordPress

Do you want to disable automatic update email notification in WordPress? By default, WordPress sends an email notification to inform you that your WordPress site is updated after security updates. Recently one of our readers asked if there is an easy way to disable that. In this article, we will show you how to easily disable automatic update email notification in WordPress.

About questen and answer  Automatic Updates in WordPress


I am getting email notification for update WordPress. I don’t want to update my WordPress and don’t want to receive any email regarding it.

I have searched over internet but not sure about any specific plugin or word press hook. Can any one guide me regarding stop email notification for update WordPress please?

Thank you.


Answer : To disable the Automatic updates in functions.php:

define( 'AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED', true );

If you want just the email to be turned off, use the below:

You can set the status to false for auto_core_update_send_email. Below code goes in functions.php

// Disable update emails
add_filter( 'auto_core_update_send_email', '__return_false' );

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