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Here you can check on what it says. One option may be if it says “Disable auto-updates” and this means that automatic updates are indeed enabled. This should alarm you a little! Keep going!
If you see “Enable auto-updates” then rest easy knowing that automatic updates are not enabled. However, keep reading learn how to disable this or hide it completely.
Where To Place The Code
Controlling the auto-update feature involves adding PHP code to your website. To follow this tutorial you will need to have a child theme installed on your website. If you don’t have a child theme you can download and use our free Divi child theme. The snippets shared should be added into the functions.php file of a child theme. Alternatively, you may use a PHP code snippets plugin.
How To Disable Divi Theme Auto-Updates
You have two main options, you can either disable the feature or hide it completed. If you just want to disable the feature, our code will remove the “Enable auto-updates” link and change the text to “Auto-updates disabled” and you won’t be able to click it.
// Disable Theme Auto Updates add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_false' );
After placing the code, you will see that auto-updates are now disabled.
// Remove Themes Auto Update Option add_filter( 'themes_auto_update_enabled', '__return_false' );
Disable Plugin Auto Updates
// Disable Plugin Auto Updates add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_false' );
Remove Plugins Auto Update Option
// Remove Plugins Auto Update Option add_filter( 'plugins_auto_update_enabled', '__return_false' );