Enable Smart Updates using WordPress Toolkit

This guide will explain how to enable smart updates in cPanels WordPress Toolkit, this feature checks the site against future updates and can help reduce the chances of an update breaking a website

TL;DR Smart updates can be enabled via cPanel > WordPress Toolkit > Enable Smart Update


To complete this will require having a cPanel account with a WordPress site installed and the site has been added into WordPress Toolkit, to do this here is a guide for How To Scan & Add a Site into cPanel’s WordPress Toolkit

How to enable smart updates using cPanels WordPress Toolkit

Step-by-Step Guide

1/ Search for WordPress Toolkit

In cPanel search for ‘WordPress Toolkit’ in the top right search bar and click on WordPress Toolkit from the search results

2/ Click Smart Updates

Inside the WordPress Toolkit interface in the Dashboard tab, click on the switch to enable smart updates

3/ Smart updates Enabled

Smart updates will now be showing as enabled in WordPress Toolkit

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Smart updates will now be enabled on the site and WordPress Toolkit will check future updates to help prevent updates breaking a site