Managed Plugin Updates: Add-ons page

Updated on February 21st, 2023

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

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.


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.


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

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.


Scheduled dates and times for updates may be interrupted causing the updates to be applied outside of the scheduled time. If this happens, you will receive a notification from Flywheel that the issue is being investigated. A support member will reach out to you if any action is needed on your end.

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


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.


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

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