Auto-Updates Delay feature is a part of the Automatic Updates module


It is designed to protect your WordPress site against auto-update disasters. 

How does this feature work?

This feature forces any automatic upgrade to be delayed for a set number of days. This allows time for killer bugs to be discovered and patched before your site automatically updates.


With Auto-Updates Delay feature, you can:

  • Delay automatic updates for period of stability - Shield will delay upgrades until the new update has been available for the set number of days.
    This helps ensure updates are more stable before they're automatically applied to your site (i.e. 5).
  • Receive email notices after automatic updates - Turn on/off email notices from automatic updates.
  • Decide where you want Shield to send upgrade notification reports.

For more information on this feature, read the release article here.


Note: The Auto-Updates Delay is a premium feature and only available to Pro subscribers. To find out what the extra features for Shield Pro are, read the article here.