Disable auto-update Email Notifications


Since WordPress 5.5, if you have enabled plugin or theme auto-update you will receive an email notification when a plugin or them auto-update is successful or when it has failed.

If you manage a dozen of websites, then the constant stream of auto-update emails may be annoying.

This plugin seeks to cure the problem by automatically disabling plugin and themes email auto-update notifications.

All other notification will be ON. This plugin only stops plugin and theme auto-update notifications. Not core WordPress updates.

More about the Plugin

  • This is a lightweight plugin that is less than 2 kb and has zero effect on your website load speed
  • No settings are required. Just install the plugin, activate, and you are done. .
  • It is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
  • Plugin article page.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.

  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ screen in WordPress

  3. You are done! No more settings required


Where are the settings?

There are no settings. This plugin does its magic without any settings.


20 2043 April 2043 000000 2021
When having hundreds of websites it's impossible to deal with such notifications.
18 1819 February 1819 000000 2021
Plugin does the job on most of my websites but not all of them, however support is really fast to answer ๐Ÿ™‚
15 1544 December 1544 000000 2020
It's a fully functional plugin, which does what it claims. However, would be nice to see in future if there would be more possible settings, e.g. information when plugin update failed etc. ๐Ÿ™‚
23 2303 November 2303 000000 2020
Thank you guys for this plugin. I installed it on 25 websites so far. All good.
5 0515 November 0515 000000 2020
Since WordPress 5.5 likes to spam us with plugin update notification mails and there was no setting to switch this off, I am happy that this plugin exist. Even if it may become obsolete in some future. Would give it 5 stars if it was not an all or nothing thing and if you don't enter the exact and full length name it is darn hard to find in the plugin repo. The latter has probably more to do with the ineffective way the plugin directory works. Still.
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Contributors & Developers

“Disable auto-update Email Notifications” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




*Release Date – 12 May 2021 *

  • Updated compatibility with version 5.7.1
  • Changed plugin author website


Release Date – 25 November 2020

  • Updated compatibility with version 5.6
  • Modified Plugin description text for clarity

1.0 initial release.