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Managed Plugin Updates: Add-ons page

Updated on October 6th, 2021

Configure global settings, view information about enrolled sites, see when the next update is scheduled, and more from the Add-ons page.


Table of Contents:

1. Navigating to the Add-ons page
2. Overview tab
3. All Plugins tab
4. Vulnerabilities tab
5. Settings tab


Navigating to the Add-ons page

You can access the Add-ons page from anywhere in your Flywheel dashboard.

  1. Click Add-ons on the main menu of your Flywheel dashboard.
  2. On the Managed Plugin Updates card, click the Manage Add-on button.

Overview tab

The Overview tab displays information about your enrolled sites, including the number of plugins on the site, the last time updates were run, the next scheduled update, and more.


All Plugins tab

This tab displays a list of plugins found across the sites you’ve enrolled in Managed Plugin Updates. Plugins with vulnerabilities are flagged in case you’d like to update them manually. Otherwise, they will be updated during your next MPU cycle. Hovering over the shield icon will reveal a link to more information about the vulnerability from WPScan.

Note

For maximum security, we suggest setting your plugin update frequency to “Daily”, which will ensure any vulnerable plugins are updated within 24 hours.

For instructions on how to change the plugin update frequency for one particular site, click here. You can also set the plugin update frequency for all your sites by following the steps here.

Excluding plugin updates

You can quickly exclude a specific plugin from being updated across multiple sites via the Update toggle. You can also turn updates for all sites on or off from the 3-dot menu.

Note

If you’re looking to manage plugin updates for one site at a time, refer to this help article:


Vulnerabilities tab

View all the vulnerable plugins across your sites on the Vulnerabilties tab. Clicking Vulnerability details will take you to an external page with more info about the plugin issue. Clicking Details for a particular plugin will reveal which sites it’s installed on, and includes a link to the site’s WP Admin so the plugin can be updated.


Settings tab

These default settings will apply to all your sites, though site-level settings will always take priority.

Update Timing

Your timezone Choose your timezone
What timeframe should we run your updates in? Select the time that works best for you
How often should we run updates (if there is an update available)? Choose from Daily or Weekly update frequency
Would you like to choose a specific day for your weekly updates? For weekly updates, choose a particular day
Which day would you like us to schedule your weekly updates? Choose from Sunday through Saturday

Notifications

What do you want to be notified about? Failures only or Successes and Failures
Who should we notify if we need your assistance troubleshooting this site? Choose the site Owner or any Collaborators.

Maintenance Mode

Put the site in maintenance mode when updating plugins? If selected, site visitors will see an “Undergoing maintenance” page during plugin updates.

Note

If you’re looking to manage settings for one site at a time, refer to this help article:


Still need help?

Check out Managed Plugin Updates: Overview for links to related help articles.

Have further questions about Managed Plugin Updates? Our Technical Account Specialists would be glad to help!

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