Plugins Auto Updates

MainWP Auto Updates feature is designed to provide you full control over automatic updates of Plugins on your Child sites. Process of setting auto updates requires 2 steps:

  1. Enabling the Auto Updates Feature
  2. Marking plugins as “Trusted”

Enable Auto Updates

  1. Login into your MainWP Dashboard
  2. Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Auto Updates page
  3. Locate the Step 1 section
  4. Set  the Plugin Automatic Daily Update option to Install Trusted UpdatesPlugin Automatic Daily Update
  5. Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page

Mark a plugin as “Trusted”

  1. Login into your MainWP Dashboard
  2. Go to the MainWP > Plugins > Auto Updates page
  3. Locate the Step 2 boxAuto Updates - Search Plugins
  4. Set the Status, Trust Status, and the Keyword search filters to find the wanted Plugin(s)
  5. Click the Show Plugins button
  6. Once the list of Plugins appearTrust a Plugin
    1. Locate the Plugin(s) that you want to mark as trusted
    2. Select it by checking the checkbox in front of the plugin(s) name
    3. Select the Trust action in the Bulk Actions menu
    4. Click the Confirm button

Important Notes

Setting a Plugin as Trusted means that you trust this plugin and are choosing to allow MainWP to manage it for you. The manage options are to either Auto Update the Plugin(s) for you, when the Plugin author makes published updates.

From the moment your MainWP Dashboard detects the available update, it can take up to 24 hours before the trusted plugins get updated.

MainWP Auto Updates feature is a WP Cron driven feature and it can work only if your WP Cron is triggered regularly.

If you want to make sure that WP Cron jobs are regularly triggered on your MainWP Dashboard, you can Authorize the Uptime Robot service and add your dashboard site as a monitor. The Uptime Robot will ping your dashboard site regularly and make sure that all scheduled events are occurring.