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The wp-config.php file in a WordPress installation is a configuration file that contains settings and constants, rather than commands. Additional examples of commands and constants that can be added to your wp-config.php file to customize your WordPress site’s behavior:

Disable plugin and theme updates and installations:

define( 'DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', true );

Enable WordPress multisite:

define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );

Increase the memory limit:

define( 'WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '256M' );

Set the maximum file upload size:

@ini_set( 'upload_max_size', '64M' );

Disable the WordPress auto-updates:

define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );

Enable automatic updates for minor versions:

define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', 'minor' );

Enable automatic updates for all versions:

define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true );

Enable WordPress maintenance mode:

function wp_maintenance_mode() {
    if (!current_user_can('edit_themes') || !is_user_logged_in()) {
        wp_die('Maintenance, please come back soon.', 'Maintenance - please come back soon.', array('response' => '503'));
add_action('get_header', 'wp_maintenance_mode');

Change the autosave interval:

define( 'AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL', 120 ); // Autosave every 120 seconds

Disable post revisions:

define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', false );

Change default theme:

define( 'WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'your-default-theme' );
require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

Force SSL for the WordPress admin area:

define( 'FORCE_SSL_ADMIN', true );

Set the default time zone:

date_default_timezone_set( 'America/New_York' );

Change the file permissions for uploaded files:

phpCopy codedefine( 'FS_CHMOD_FILE', 0644 );

Change the directory permissions for uploaded files:

phpCopy codedefine( 'FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0755 );

Disable the WordPress REST API:

phpCopy codeadd_filter( 'rest_authentication_errors', function( $result ) {
    if ( ! empty( $result ) ) {
        return $result;
    if ( ! is_user_logged_in() ) {
        return new WP_Error( 'rest_not_logged_in', 'You are not currently logged in.', array( 'status' => 401 ) );
    return $result;

As mentioned earlier, when adding these commands to your wp-config.php file, ensure they are placed before the line:

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */.

Always make a backup of your wp-config.php file before making any changes. This will allow you to quickly restore the original file if something goes wrong.

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