The way to flip off automated e mail notification updates in WordPress

Would you like to turn off automatic update email notifications in WordPress?

By default, WordPress sends email notifications for automatic updates of WordPress plugins, themes, and the core itself.

In this article, we are going to show you how to easily turn off automatic update email notifications in WordPress.

Information about automatic update notifications in WordPress

WordPress is an open source content management platform that is regularly maintained and updated. Some of these updates are installed automatically and you will receive an email notification that your site has been updated.

Preview of the email notification after an automatic update

Similarly, WordPress also lets you enable automatic updates for WordPress plugins and themes. This means you spend less time updating plugins and more time growing your business.

You can turn on automatic updates for plugins you trust by visiting Plugins »All plugins Page. Just click on the "Activate automatic updates" link next to the plug-in you want to update yourself.

Enable automatic updates for WordPress plugins

For WordPress themes, you can visit them Appearance »themes Page and click on a topic. A topic information pop-up will appear where you can click "Enable Automatic Updates" for that topic.

Enable automatic topic updates

WordPress will send you an email notification when any of your plugins, themes, or WordPress kernels are updated.

This can get particularly annoying for users who manage multiple WordPress websites. Wouldn't it be nice if you could control and turn off these email notifications?

Let's look at how to easily turn off automatic updates for email updates in WordPress.

Method 1: disable automatic email notification through the plugin

This method is simpler and doesn't require you to add code to your WordPress site. You can also flexibly choose which notifications you want to deactivate.

The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin for managing notification emails. For more information, see our step-by-step guide on installing a WordPress plugin.

After activation you have to visit the Settings »Notification Emails Page. Here you can use the plugin to manage all WordPress notification emails, including automatic update notifications.

Turn off email notifications

Just scroll down to the auto update options and uncheck the box next to the notifications you want to turn off.

Don't forget to click the "Save Changes" button to save your settings.

That's all, you've successfully turned off WordPress email notification updates for your website.

Method 2: use code to turn off automatic email notification updates

This method involves adding code to your WordPress files. If you haven't already, check out our beginner's guide on how to insert snippets from the web into WordPress.

You can use the Code Snippets plugin to add custom code in WordPress, or you can manually add that code to your theme's functions.php file or to a site-specific plugin. A better approach would be to use the Code Snippets plugin to add custom code in WordPress.

1. Disable automatic notification emails for core updates

Just add the following code to disable notification emails for automatic updates of the WordPress core.

add_filter (& # 39; auto_core_update_send_email & # 39 ;, & # 39; wpb_stop_auto_update_emails & # 39 ;, 10, 4);

Function wpb_stop_update_emails ($ send, $ type, $ core_update, $ result) {
if (! empty ($ type) && $ type == & # 39; success & # 39;) {
return wrong;
return true;

This code adds a filter to turn off email notifications after core automatic updates.

2. Disable auto update notification emails for plugins

Add the following code to turn off notification emails for automatic updates of WordPress plugins.

add_filter (& # 39; auto_plugin_update_send_email & # 39 ;, & # 39; __ return_false & # 39;);

This filter simply disables email notifications for automatic updates of the plugin.

3. Turn off automatic notification emails for topics

Add the following code to turn off notification emails for automatic WordPress theme updates.

add_filter (& # 39; auto_theme_update_send_email & # 39 ;, & # 39; __ return_false & # 39;);

This filter simply turns off email notifications for automatic topic updates.

Roll back WordPress updates if something goes wrong

Since WordPress plugins run on different independent WordPress hosting and server configurations, there are times when a plugin update could result in a feature on your website being damaged or inaccessible.

This is easy to fix and fix. First of all, you need to find out which plugin caused the problem by disabling all WordPress plugins and reactivating them one by one.

Once you've isolated the plugin that is causing the problem, you can use the WP Rollback plugin. You can switch to the previous version of a WordPress plugin or theme.

For more information, check out our How to Reset WordPress Plugins and Themes with step-by-step instructions.

Improvement of the deliverability of WordPress emails

Even if you turn off WordPress email auto-updating, there are other WordPress notification emails that you may not want to miss.

For example, if you run a WooCommerce store, you might want to receive notifications when a new order is placed.

If you sell an online course or run a membership website, you may want to receive email notifications when new users sign up.

You also want to make sure that email sent to users is delivered. Such as e-mails with a forgotten password, e-mails with a payment receipt or notifications for order confirmation.

WordPress uses the PHP mail function to send e-mails. This feature is easily abused by spammers and your emails can lead to spam.

In order to ensure that all important WordPress notification emails reach the user's inbox, you need to use an appropriate SMTP service to send emails.

This is where the WP Mail SMTP plugin comes in. This SMTP service allows you to send all of your WordPress notification emails.

You can use it with a paid SMTP service provider as well as a free SMTP service like Gmail combined with the free version of the WP Mail SMTP plugin.

For more information, please see our guide on setting up WP Mail SMTP on your WordPress site.

We hope that this article has helped you to turn off automatic email notification for updates in WordPress. You might also want to see our guide to 24 WordPress plugins for business websites and our comparison of the best email marketing services to increase your sales.

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