WordPress 3.7′s Automatic Updates

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I was originally very concerned about the new automatic updates, because updates on a WordPress site occasionally break things. When I update, I want to get a quick backup right before, and have a restore plan in place, in case anything goes awry. It’s a risky procedure, and the thought of WordPress updating itself whenever it wants to is enough to send chills down my spine. The first thing I looked for was how to disable the updates, which can be done by adding this to your wp-config.