I am trying to run Wordpress 4.7.0 inside a docker container but the auto-update pushes me to 4.7.3. Now, I am aware that to stop auto updates I'd need to append the wp-config.php file in the back-end, but to do that, i'd need to mount the container and the directory where wp-config.php resides, but I am not completely sure how or if it's even possible.

I figured another way would be to figure out the IP's that WP talks to for updates, and block it with iptables on the VM to avoid auto-update.

What're the IP's to block to stop WP from auto-updating?

  • Please accept the answer in case it worked for you.. – BlueSuiter Apr 27 '17 at 17:18

You don't need to block the IP address at all.

Append this code in wp-config.php of your website in case you have access to it::

define('WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false);

Alternative Method This will hide update messages for all kind of users::

Add this function to your functions.php

function hide_update_notice_to_all_but_admin_users()
    if (current_user_can('read')) {
        remove_action( 'admin_notices', 'update_nag', 3 );
add_action('admin_head', 'hide_update_notice_to_all_but_admin_users', 1);
  • I have no access to wp-config.php because it's inside a docker container – heisenberg Apr 27 '17 at 17:23
  • @heisenberg Please recall the updated answer.. – BlueSuiter Apr 27 '17 at 17:38
  • @heisenberg Please click on the tick mark under the up-vote button, if you accepted as your answer. – BlueSuiter Apr 27 '17 at 19:15
  • Did not solve my problem, sorry. I can't mount from container to host, only vise-versa. How can I access functions.php or wp-config.php on a wordpress install inside a docker container? – heisenberg Apr 27 '17 at 20:00
  • Do you have the access to wp-admin?? – BlueSuiter Apr 28 '17 at 4:50

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