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How to switch on WordPress auto-updates in Parallels Plesk 12

Difficulty: Beginner


  • Administrative login for Plesk
  • Existing Wordpress setup
  • WordPress Auto-updates must already be turned off


The following support article demonstrates how to turn off Automatic Updates for WordPress within Parallels Plesk 12. By turning on Automatic Updates, security and functionality updates for WordPress will to be applied automatically to your site.


  1. After logging in to Plesk, click on “WordPress” on the right hand side of the screen.
    Plesk autoupdates for wordpress on
  2. Select the WordPress Install and click “Auto-Update”.
    Plesk autoupdates for wordpress on
  3. Select the subscription and click “Switch on Auto-update”.
    Plesk autoupdates for wordpress on

    NOTE: It is important to keep regular back ups of your WordPress site as plugin and theme updates can cause website breakages. It is always good to check your website following updates being applied, and if breakage occurs, you may need to restore a backup of your website to rectify the issue.
  4. WordPress “Auto-Update” has now been turned on.
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