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Enabling Automatic Plugin Updates for Your Site(s)

Keeping plugins up-to-date is crucial for the security and functionality of your WordPress sites. Dollie's Control HQ offers an efficient way to enable automatic updates for plugins, either on a per-site basis or across all sites you manage. This guide provides detailed instructions on how to set plugins to update automatically in both scenarios.


- Administrator access to your Dollie Control HQ dashboard.
- Knowledge of the specific plugins you wish to set for automatic updates.

Part 1: Enabling Auto-Update for an Individual Site

Step 1: Access the Site Dashboard in Control HQ

Log into Dollie Dashboard: Sign into your Dollie account.
Navigate to the Specific Site: From Control HQ, select the site for which you want to enable plugin auto-updates.

Step 2: Manage Plugins for the Site

Open the Plugins Section: In the site dashboard, locate and open the 'Plugins' section.
View Installed Plugins: This section displays all the plugins currently installed on the site.

Step 3: Enable Auto-Update for a Plugin

Open Plugin Context Menu: Find the plugin you want to auto-update and click the button with the 3 vertical dots to access its context menu.
Select 'Enable Auto-Update': In the context menu, click on ‘Enable Auto-Update’ to set the plugin to update automatically whenever a new version is available.

Part 2: Enabling Auto-Update Across All Managed Sites

Step 1: Access the Update Manager in Control HQ

Navigate to Update Manager: From your Control HQ dashboard, go to the ‘Update Manager’ section.

Step 2: View All Installed Plugins

Open the Plugins Section: In Update Manager, click on the 'Plugins' tab to view a list of all plugins installed across the sites you manage.

Step 3: Enable Auto-Update for All Sites

Open Plugin Context Menu: Locate the desired plugin and click the 3 vertical dots to open its context menu.
Select 'Enable Update All': From the menu, choose ‘Enable Update All’. This action will set the plugin to auto-update on every site it's installed on.


By enabling automatic updates for plugins through Dollie's Control HQ, you ensure that all your managed WordPress sites stay secure and up-to-date with minimal manual intervention. This feature is especially useful for maintaining multiple sites efficiently.

For any questions or further assistance with setting up automatic plugin updates, please contact our support team.

Updated on: 27/02/2024

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