Stop Auto Update WordPress v5 Without Stopping Notification

Last Update: December 05, 2018

There are 2 choices you can use are as follows...

1.) If you are comfortable with adding script to your wp-config.php file, there is an option for adding the following:

/* Allow only minor WordPress updates */
define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', minor );

with the complete instructions offered right here:

2.) And the other option is a plugin that I have spent days trying to find:

Where you will find that you have the option to “Allow minor auto updates” so that your website will remain safe because you are allowing small bug fixes and security updates.

This will provide you with the opportunity to backup your website fully BEFORE updating to version 5 of WordPress once it is rolled out.

Make SURE you install Webcraftic Updates manager as the other available plugin shuts down all notifications too. I learned that the hard way.

If version 5 breaks your website, you can simply restore your website with your backup file and let WordPress know their version 5 broke your website. Be sure to keep screen prints of any prompts you receive and provide them with your ticket so you can help WordPress fix the errors.

Hope this helps you.

PS: Wordfence Security's take on the upcoming WordPress version 5 release:
Snippet: "Once Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0 have stabilized, they will provide long term benefits to WordPress users and the community. But in the short term, this change may introduce challenges for some WordPress site owners. In this post we will discuss a few points that will help you decide when to upgrade to WordPress 5.0, and to formulate a successful strategy for making the transition."

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Thank you Trish
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You're very welcome Michael!
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Trish thank you, for this information. I am still trying to catch up on this subject and understand it.
You have been a tremendous help.
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You're very welcome Sandy, glad to have helped you.
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Thanks, good to know and could save a lot of problems down the road.

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It sure could Wayne, glad you enjoyed this.
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Thank you, Trish, good to know :)
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You're very welcome Susan!
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Thank you for this information... really useful.
With Grace and Gratitude
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You're very welcome Karen!