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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 6 months ago

#46924 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Automatic theme and plugin update filters not working in WordPress 5.1.1

Reported by: emergencyscotch's profile emergencyscotch Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.1.1
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Hello, for some reason automatic theme and plugin updates don't appear to be working using the instructions from the Codex:

I created a must use plugin per the Codex instructions and verified the plugin is present and activated:

add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );
add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

I ensured that automatic updates are *not* disabled in wp-config.php

I also tried adding the filters directly to the theme's functions.php with no luck.

I have tried manually kicking off the update checker and waiting over night, but still no plugins or themes are updated.

I enabled debug + logging in wp-config to try and see what was happening, but I'm not getting any output

If this is not a bug, but a problem on my end, I would appreciate any help on how to further troubleshoot the issue.

Thank you,

Change History (2)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-upgrade-install by costdev. View the logs.

6 months ago

#2 @costdev
6 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

This ticket was discussed during the bug scrub.

This has not been reproduced in versions since 5.1.1. Note: If this were an issue in Core, it would occur with every new plugin/theme auto-update.

Given that, it was decided in the bug scrub to close this ticket as worksforme. If there are any continued issues that can't be tracked to a WordPress Core problem, please head on over to the support forums for some help from the folks there.

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