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Upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1

I am not too familiar with WP upgrades. How reliable is one-click auto update for upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1 or should I do a manual upgrade? I also need to upgrade all the plugins. I am planning ...
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Auto update locks in “installing the latest version”

I was running WP 3.7.1 and manually upgraded it directly to 4.1.1 skipping more than two upgrades (I know; I should have read EVERYTHING before working...). Now whenever I try to upgrade ANYTHING, ...
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How To/What triggers a Wordpress auto update?

I installed Wordpress 4.0.1 and added this to my wp-config.php (via this link) define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true ); I then visited my site (I read somewhere before that the site has to be visited ...
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Automatic updates in plugin - not hosted on wordpress repository

I'm coding a plugin which probably will have updates in the future, and I want to take advantage of the automatic update mechanism in wordpress. I followed this tutorial: Everything seemed quite ...
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Private Plugin Updates - Localhost

I'm trying to get a automatic plugin updater work on localhost, I had it working at one point on a live server but for some reason mid update it gives me an error of: An error occurred while ...
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What is a “forced plugin update”, how can I avoid it and use it for my plugins

Following a twitter discussion it seems like wordpress.org have the ability to push security updates for plugins even to sites which didn't opt-in into receiving automatic plugin update. Can anyone ...
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Alter how often WordPress Auto-Updates Plugins

From my understanding of how WordPress updates core and plugins is that every 12 hours it goes out and looks for updates. When does that time get set? 12 hours from initial installation? I ask this ...
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Why are maintenance releases now auto-update? [duplicate]

When the recent 4.1.1 was released, I thought it must be an important security update, as it's going out to all sites automatically. Reading through the changelog, I found it actually doesn't mention ...
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Enable plugin installs without FTP with user from same group as Nginx/PHP-fpm

I just setup a VPS and I installed everything I needed and it runs well. Problem is that I want it to be able to update automatically and allow me to install plugins without ftp. This is my setup: I ...
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Why does Wordpress 4.1 have an auto-update entry in wp_options?

Why exactly does Wordpress 4.0.1 want to upgrade to 4.1 automatically? To be specific, I see in wp_options table, in option with name _site_transient_update_core, a serialized array with an update, ...
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How do I exclude plugins from getting automatically updated?

There is an opt-in filter that allows all plugins on my site to receive automatic updates: add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); I like this feature, but I don't want all my plugins ...
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Translation update successful but apparently not

I was updating my multi site installation just minutes ago to WordPress 4.0. The dashboard keeps notifying me, of an available translation update. I updated it as well and it gave me a success message....
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How to implement WordPress plugin update that modifies the database?

I develop a WordPress plugin, which has several database tables of its own. The plugin creates these tables when activated, and removes them when deleted/uninstalled. I have to implement an update ...
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Enable automatic plugin update for certain plugins [duplicate]

It seems there's only a global option where users can enable it. Is there a way to bypass this for only a certain plugin? So I can move this to either to my plugin options or enable it by default (...
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Is it possible to pass a date from one Advance Custom Fields options page to another?

I have been trying for a week now to figure this out. I have a site that has numerous ACF options pages. On one options page (Trade Show Details) the start and end dates for a trade show are entered. ...
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Change email for update notification

I've recently got the email with the update notification. [Example.com] Your site has updated to WordPress 3.8.1 Howdy! Your site at http://www.example.com has been updated automatically to ...
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Auto-Update Plugin Creating .tmp directory, not overwriting old version

I'm using this library to auto-update my plugin, but it's only extracting the new plugin files into a .tmp directory, while the old plugin files stay where they are. Can anybody help me fix this to ...
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Update Wordpress automatically on its own

Is it possible to update Wordpress automatically so that when there's a new version of Wordpress, my installation will update itself automatically without me having to login to admin > update ?
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Could auto-update delete core WordPress files and cause a white screen of death?

I had a newly launched client site suddenly fail with the white screen of death a few days ago, neither the site of the Admin backend were accessible but just showed the WSOD. After trouble shooting ...
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How could a .htaccess with authentication suddenly appear or change?

When trying to mark a comment as spam, I was presented with a basic-htaccess login. I couldn't login and then I remembered I do not have a basic login: the only thing my .htaccess in the wp-admin ...
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How to make my plugin able to be updated from admin panel?

Most of the Wordpress Plugins are able to be updated from admin panel. You go to Admin Panel > Plugins > Installed Plugins > and if you have an outdated(old plugin) that has a new version, ...
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WordPress 3.0.1 Auto Update Problem

My WordPress now is at version 2.7. I want to upgrade it to 3.0.1 using Auto update function. I'm using FTPS connection type. The upgrade should be straight forward, however, I keep on encountering ...
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How and where can we request new WordPress hooks to be added?

I use the great Changelogger plugin, which adds plugin version history to the plugins page when there is an update. Although I would like it to, it doesn't work from the updates page where you can ...
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How to disable core and plugin updates

Is there any way to disable core and plugin updates? I am modifying a plugin and bit of WordPress Core (I know its a sin to do so), but can't help it.
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How can I fix my server so core/plugins/theme update don't silently fail?

I run my own server and have a few dozen WordPress sites. Recently, many updates (plugin and core) have been silently failing. If I try to do the update from the updates page, I get a message like ...
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Update plugin from personal API

I'm developing a wordpress plugin at the moment which I do not want in the Wordpress plugin repository. However I still want to be able to push updates to my costumers from my own API repository. I'...
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Wordpress DATABASE Update Manually?

I have a multisite WP and I'm now trying to update my WP to latest version. In the WP Administration Panel, there is a Network Update page at: Updates > Available Updates (.../wp-admin/network/...
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To merge customized codes upon wordpress update

When using update feature (in wp-admin/update-core.php page), it seems to me that wp just replaces all the resources, and the changes that have been made in the working resources just get erased ...
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WordPress auto update for core but use local package

I have several local WordPress dev environments but, for the moment, a very very slow internet connection. The WordPress auto updater for core is very convenient, but would it possible for it to use ...
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Changing random post publish time for repost

I have a lot of image posts. So, on weekends I don't work for that I want to re-post a random post. I made my own code. It schedules random post with its permalink too. $time= strtotime("+10 min") ...
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Same theme name issue with wordpress repository theme

I created new theme with name for example XYZ. its good till now but the issue comes before few days. Wordpress repository has a theme with same name as my theme's name. Now the issue is when the ...
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Check for files and database integrity

Someone started an automatic update of the WP core via dashboard today, and as it was taking too long, decided to cancel it. How do I check the files and the database for integrity to detect a ...
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EC2 Wordpress install asks for connection info when auto-updating

Here is the EC2 setup: Amazon Linux AMI LAMP SFTP (e.g., users jdoe, jsmith, etc) Virtual Hosts (e.g., /mnt/www/site1.com, /mnt/www/site2.com, etc) I've been able to get Wordpress installed and ...
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Site Crashes When Updating to WordPress (Version 3.6)

I was just clicking the update button behind in the admin panel. it said no enough space in my hosting. then i went and removed some files and tried again then it was processing the wp update. ...
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Autoupdate shows current when I'm on 3.1

My host has Fantastico set to install version 3.1. But when I go to Dashboard/Updates, it says "You have the latest version of WordPress." I clicked "Check again" and it says: Last checked on August ...
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What are the details for function argument wp_update_plugin()

While looking at wp_update_plugin() function. function wp_update_plugin($plugin, $feedback = '') { if ( !empty($feedback) ) add_filter('update_feedback', $feedback); include ABSPATH ....
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Hook into WordPress update?

I'd like to know if there's any way to hook into WordPress update process and send $_POST variable to update server? I'm delivering plugin/theme updates from private server and I hook into this: ...
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Auto generate meta data value in post

I have a website with more than 50,000 posts. For SEO we use 'All in one SEO'. Unfortunately I have never written the META Title, META Description or META keywords for any of the posts. Now writing ...
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Custom Field data only shows after manual post update

I have a custom field [address] that converts a street address and displays it on a google map on the front end post. Upon manual post update, the latitude and longitude address co-ordinates ...
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Have WP Theme update from Git Repository

I have a client's theme currently hosted on github. Instead of doing a git deploy or using a service like Beanstalk's deployments. I will be pushing the same theme across many sites (79 to be exact) ...
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Upgrading problem

I am using a CentOs server that managed with Plesk panel. All domains have different users. I have 2 different installation of WordPress. One is installed from FTP and the other one is installed from ...
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Why my plugins are updating automatically?

I have a wordpress site with a few plugins. I had to make some custom changes on a plugin (not a best practice), and of course I don't want to update that plugin. But for some reason all my plugins ...
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Update a WordPress website FROM Twitter or Facebook

I'm looking for a way to update a wordpress website when I post something to a specific twitter or facebook account. Is it possible? Is there any plugin that do this? I find only plugins that do the ...
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Can't Auto-Update, but permissions are good?

Normally wordpress will auto-update fine without a fuss, but now throws the old ftp credentials form up in my grill. I haven't changed any permissions in between updates, even running chmod and chown ...
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cannot update wordpress from 3.4.2 to 3.5

I am trying to update wordpress from 3.4.2 to 3.5 . However, when I update, I get my old version 3.4.2 back. What could be causing this? When I click on update it shows all the steps but in the final ...
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Show warning if plugin is missing

Sorry if this question is a bit to trivial, but I'm writing a theme that depends on a plugin to be installed. It's a multilingual theme, so I absolutely need the user to have Polylang installed. I ...
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Automatic Theme Upgrade hooks?

If you do a radical update of a theme, can you prevent people from unintentionally upgrading until they have read and approved a warning telling them the changes might break their child themes? Or, ...
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Restored Wordpress on new Server - Can't auto-update plugins

I have installed a new Ubuntu server and have set everything up for Wordpress. I have also extracted mySite directory in the /var/www/ and did a mysql -u mysqlusername -p databasename < blog.bak....
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Automating the Backup Process (30+ websites)

I run an increasing number of WordPress sites, as well as several for clients - and logging in to perform upgrades is becoming tiresome. I'm looking for a means of automating the process, preferably ...
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Did upgrading from 3.3 to 3.3.1 introduce breaking changes in the menu navigation?

I have a WP 3.3.0 site running in production. (version.php says $wp_version = '3.3';) I have a main menu using WP's built-in functionality. I use wp_nav_menu(array( 'container_class' => 'menu-...