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Enabling Automatic Theme Updates for Themes

Regularly updating themes is essential for maintaining the functionality and security of WordPress sites. Dollie's Control HQ simplifies this process by allowing users to enable automatic updates for themes. This guide will demonstrate how to set up automatic theme updates for an individual site as well as across all sites managed in Control HQ.


- Administrator access to your Dollie Control HQ dashboard.
- Familiarity with the themes you want 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 where you want to enable automatic theme updates.

Step 2: Manage Themes for the Site

Open the Themes Section: In the site dashboard, find and open the 'Themes' section.
View Installed Themes: This section will display all the themes currently installed on the site.

Step 3: Enable Auto-Update for a Theme

Open Theme Context Menu: Locate the theme you wish 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’. This will set the theme 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: In your Control HQ dashboard, go to the ‘Update Manager’ section.

Step 2: View All Installed Themes

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

Step 3: Enable Auto-Update for All Sites

Open Theme Context Menu: Find the desired theme and click the 3 vertical dots to open its context menu.
Select 'Enable Update All': Choose ‘Enable Update All’ from the menu. This will set the theme to auto-update on every site it's installed on.


Setting themes to auto-update through Dollie's Control HQ ensures that your managed WordPress sites are always up-to-date, secure, and running smoothly with the latest theme features. This automation is particularly valuable for managing multiple sites with efficiency.

For any support or additional guidance on enabling automatic theme updates, please reach out to our support team.

Updated on: 27/02/2024

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