How To Enable WordPress Automatic Background Updates

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Automatic background updates were introduced in WordPress 3.7 in an effort to promote better security, and to streamline the update experience overall. By default, only minor releases – such as for maintenance and security purposes – and translation file updates are enabled on most sites. In special cases, plugins and themes may be updated.

Add the following code in your wp-config.php

WordPress Core Update

define('WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true);

Plugin Update

add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );

Theme Update

add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

Disable Update notification Emails

add_filter( 'auto_core_update_send_email', '__return_false' );