There are several reasons that one would prefer not to have WordPress themes, plugins, or WordPress itself automatically update. This short article will teach you how to turn off automatic updates.
Step One: Access your “wp-config.php” file through your FTP client. It should be located in your root folder.
Step Two: Save a copy of your original “wp-config.php” to your local drive, just in case something goes wrong.
Step Three: In order to completely disable all types of automatic updates, add the following to your “wp-config.php” file:
define( ‘AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED’, true );
Step Four: Save your updated “wp-config.php” file, and that’s it! Easy as pie!