Companion Auto Update


Companion Auto Update is a powerful and completely free plugin that allows you to manage all the updates on your WordPress site. Our aim is to give you the best control over these updates and stay in the know at all times.

We understand that you might not always be able to check if your WordPress site has any updates that need to be installed. Especially when you maintain multiple websites keeping them up-to-date can be a lot of work. This plugin can help you with that. We’ll keep your site up-to-date and keep you posted about what’s happening and notify you when we need your help with something.

Main features

  1. Automatische Aktualisierung für Plugins, Themes, Core- und Übersetzungsdateien
  2. Filter plugins and themes to not be updated
  3. E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen über alte Software, ausstehende Updates und vollständige Updates
  4. Ein Update-Protokoll mit allen Updates
  5. Option zum Verzögern automatischer Updates um x Tage

Full control over everything

Full control, that’s what this plugin is all about. With this plugin you can enable (or disable) automatic updating for plugins, themes, WordPress core updates (both minor and major can be changed separately) and for translation files. Don’t want to run the updater for all plugins? Don’t worry, just disable auto updating for the plugins you’d like to skip and we can even notify you when there’s an update for these plugins so you can go and update them yourself.


By default we’ll check for updates twice a day but you can change this to several different options if you’d like. When choosing to update on a daily basis you can even select at what time you’d like it to run. Besides the updaters you can also schedule te notifications, want to update every hour but only recieve notifications once a day? No problem!
Sometimes developers will push an update that will cause errors on your site, they’ll often fix it within a day but if the updater has run in the mean time it can cause all kinds of issues. Now you can choose to delay updates with an x number of days to prevent this from happening.

Wissen was passiert

Wir wollen, dass du mitbekommst, was auf deiner Webseite passiert. Dieses Plugin bietet verschiedene Einstellmöglichkeiten für E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen. Wir können dir eine E-Mail schicken, wenn ein Update verfügbar ist und wenn ein Plugin oder WordPress ein Update bekommen hat. Wenn du keine E-Mails bekommen willst, kannst du dich auch anmelden und im Changelog nachsehen, was passiert ist.

If you have a feature suggestion or idea you’d like to see in the plugin, we’d love to hear about it! Suggest a Feature


  • Volle Kontrolle darüber was aktualisiert wird und wann die Benachrichtigung erfolgt
  • Deaktiviere die automatische Aktualisierung für bestimmte Plugins und/oder Themes
  • Erweiterte Zeitpläne für Updates und Benachrichtigungen
  • Bleibe auf dem Laufenden mit dem Aktualisierungs-Logbuch


Wie wird Companion Auto Update installiert

Manuelle Installation

  1. Companion Auto Update runterladen.
  2. Lade das ‚Companion Auto Update‘ Verzeichnis in dein ‚/wp-content/plugins/‘ Verzeichnis.
  3. Aktiviere Companion Auto Update im Menü „Plugins“.

Via WordPress

  1. Suche nach „Companion Auto Update“.
  2. Klicke auf „Installieren“.
  3. Aktiviere es.


Einstellungen können unter Werkzeuge > Automatische Aktualisierung gefunden werden


Die FAQs kannst du auf unserer Website finden

Welche Features kann ich in Zukunft erwarten?

Dein Feedback hat dieses Plugin zu dem gemacht, was es ist und was es werden wird, also lass das Feedback nicht abreißen! Um zu sehen, welche Funktionen du vorgeschlagen hast und woran wir arbeiten lies unseren Blogpost hier

Was ist der Unterschied zwischen WordPress 5.5 und diesem Plugin?

WordPress 5.5 wurde kürzlich veröffentlicht und bietet unzählige neue Funktionen. Eine dieser Funktionen sind automatische Updates für Plugins und Themes. Etwas, das Companion Auto Update auch tut.
Offensichtlich haben sich einige von dir gefragt, was der Unterschied zwischen der Standard-WordPress-Methode und der von Companion Auto Update angebotenen sein soll und ich dachte, ich würde schnell einen Blog darüber schreiben und die Unterschiede erklären.

You can read this blogpost here


12. März 2021
After installing this plugin in about 20 websites I find out that I was blocking the autoupdate from WPML plugins (perfectly register with my license key) all other plugins and theme updates where working ... So I had several issue by passing from a old version of WPML to last versions in some websites!
15. Dezember 2020
This plugin does what it promises, but I've passed through hell because of it. My server has been getting constant slowdowns and it took me a while to suspect that plugins were the reason, since I'm running a basic VPS plan and thought it was a problem with the hosting company. My first action was to open a support ticket and wait, until they told me the server speed is just fine. Then I decided to disable plugin by plugin, until I found out this one was the reason why the ENTIRE site was slow. And to think that I almost moved to another hosting company.
26. November 2020
This plugin is great to keep other plugins up to date to avoid malware vulnerabilities. Recommended!
17. November 2020
Thank you for your plugin. It is excellent. I love the control regarding timing, what plugins/themes/core to update, and I love the notifications or lack thereof. I was bombarded by annoying emails which were hard to turn off. Your plugin gives me that level of control.
2. November 2020
Thank you for this plugin! It saves a lot of time and makes live more easy!
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

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3.8.2 (July 1, 2021)

  • Fix: Error: Call to undefined function get_plugin_updates()

3.8.1 (June 4, 2021)

  • New: Be notified when we need your help updating to a new database version Feature Request
  • Tweak: Made some under the hood performance improvements

3.8.0 (January 14, 2021)

  • New: Better handling of plugins with an unknown WP version
  • New: More intervals for notifications
  • Fix: Call to undefined function errors (November 2, 2020)

  • Fix: Type in wp_next_scheduled

3.7.1 (October 30, 2020)

  • Fix: PHP Warning: strtotime() expects parameter 2 to be integer, string given

3.7 (September 8, 2020)

  • New: Delay updates with an x number of days
  • New: Be notified of plugins that have not been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress.
  • New: Choose to see more info in the emails (like the time at which the update happened)
  • Fix: „Contact for support“ button will work again
  • Fix: Fixed a few PHP errors
  • Tweak: Made improvements to the „Fix it“ button for the „All automatic updates are disabled“ error.
  • Tweak: You can now choose to ignore the „Search Engine Visibility“ and „Cronjobs“ warnings
  • Tweak: Reports on the Site Health page will only show a summary and point to the status page for more information and possible fixes
  • Tweak: Removed cronjob check and Search Engine Visibility check from site health
  • Tweak: E-mails are now fully translatable
  • Tweak: Renamed Core notifications to WordPress notifications
  • Tweak: WordPress plugin and theme update notifications are now disabled

Also: Check out what features we’re working on at our blogpost

3.6 (August 12, 2020)

  • New: Added an „after core update“ hook More info
  • New: Select which userroles can access settings. (Defaults to only administrators)
  • Tweak: Added Theme and Core update method the log
  • Tweak: Few WordPress 5.5 improvements

3.5.5 (August 5, 2020)

  • Fix: Added better multisite support
  • Tweak: We’ve added a bunch more checks to the status page and you can now see more passed checks.
  • Support for WordPress 5.5 (June 20, 2020)

  • Fix: Sometimes the hour settings for intervals wouldn’t show up

3.5.4 (June 19, 2020)

  • New: See translations in the update log
  • New: We’ve added a few checks to WordPress‘ Site Health page
  • Fix: Error with Companion Auto Update Database Update
  • Fix: Schedule interval duplicates

3.5.3 (June 5, 2020)

  • New: We’re working on a better update log. You should see the Update method (Manual/Automatic) in the log now. (Only works for Plugins right now)
    Please report any issues with this feature over at our sticky post: Problems with the Update method in the new update log?
  • Fix: Not able to see checks in boxes (reverted back to before it all went wrong)
  • Fix: Error date_default_timezone_set(): Timezone ID +00:00 is invalid
  • Tweak: The status tab will no longer show turned-off settings as an error
  • Tweak: Made some improvements to the „Update pending“ emails, you can now see a list of all pending updates and go directly to the update page.

3.5.2 (April 1, 2020)

  • Fix: Not able to see checks in boxes

3.5.1 (March 25, 2020)

  • Tweak: You seem to like the new dashboard, we’ve fixed a few issues regarding the responsiveness of the design. We’ve also tweaked the icons to be a bit more transparant.
  • Tweak: We’ve added the release notes link to Plain text emails
  • Tweak: Fixed a few typos
  • Tweak: Various minor security improvements

3.5.0 (March 5, 2020)

  • New: In version 3.4.6 we’ve changed to HTML emails rather than plain text, in this version you can opt to change it back to plain text emails
  • Fix: We’ve ‚fixed an issue where on occasion nothing would update
  • Tweak: Made some improvements to the „Fix it“ button for the AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED error
  • Tweak: We’ve changed the dashboard, moved both the settings page and de support page to the dashboard. Please let us know if you like this change or not.
  • Bug: We’ve had to (temporarily) disable the theme filter because it was causing issues on some installations. We’ll try to get it working again in a future update.

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