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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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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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How should I structure a WP website project using git and updating from WP dashboard?

For months I've been trying to plan out a good project structure for using git version control for WordPress website development that doesn't sacrifice the ability to update core and plugins through ...
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How to update Wordpress installed on IIS?

I have WordPress installs in my IIS localhost server on Win7 desktop done manually and with WebPI install.Both installs are under IIS default website. Either asks for FTP credentials when I try to ...
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5answers
283 views

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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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. ...
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Automate Wordpress Database Upgrade

I've set up auto-updates on my Wordpresses by adding /* Updates */ define('WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true); in the wp-config.php file. Once Wordpress releases a new version, when I try to reach the ...
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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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995 views

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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Real automated and unattended wordpress upgrade including plugins

I'm looking for a truly automated way to upgrade wordpress and its plugins, something that i could put in the crontab and configure it to run daily. I have several wordpress plugins (>20) and a ...
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2answers
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How to disable the “Your site has updated to WordPress x.y.z” admin email?

Using the automatic update of my self-hosted WordPress blogs, I configured automatic updates of both the WordPress core as well as WordPress plugins and themes (through this plugin). Whenever a core ...
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1answer
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WordPress updates defined vs add_filter?

I'm trying to create a WordPress update automation plugin. here I got two option to make enable and disable the updates. Via define ex :defined( 'AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED',true ) 2.via ...
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421 views

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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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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2answers
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Prevent/Disable Automatic Update Check

WordPress automatically checks for updates to itself and all installed themes and plugins. This adds an annoyingly long delay to loading (any) WordPress pages. In only happens once per day and ...
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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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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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Auto-updating Wordpress from a local zip file

I have a Wordpress blog hosted on a server without outgoing network. Therefore, Wordpress cannot check for a new version and/or update automatically to a new version. Currently, the only ways I'm ...
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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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Automatic Updates For Private And Commercial Themes?

Is there any way to get wordpress to check for, download private theme updates? I found this plugin for private plugin updates.... ...
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2answers
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How to update WordPress from the latest trunk

I read somewhere that I can set a constant in the wp-config.php to update WordPress from the latest trunk version and not the stable version. Stupid as I am, I can't find the site anymore where it was ...
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284 views

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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3answers
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Recommended File Permissions

Hey guys, I have been spending the longest time trying to figure out this issue. I would like to know what the file permissions should look like in WordPress in order to use the autoupdate feature. As ...
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6answers
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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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Auto backup before automatic Wordpress updates

Is it possible to have a auto backup solution, that backs up my files and database before automatically upgrading Wordpress. Keeping up to date with the Wordpress versions seems to be more important ...
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1answer
169 views

Schedule WordPress Auto-Updates to only run during business hours

We've turned on WordPress Auto-Updates (yey!), but, just in case this does break anything, we'd like to only run Auto-Updates during daylight hours (e.g. 09:00 - 17:30). We have the "on init" WP-Cron ...
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1answer
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Why does WordPress 4.2.2 require FTP to update?

I am trying to update to WordPress 4.2.2, but it requires FTP details. Considering that everything WordPress-related is assigned to apache, and the server runs as apache, shouldn’t WordPress be able ...
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Why won't Wordpress on localhost find updates?

I've got Wordpress running on WAMP. For some reason, when I check for updates to the core and to my plugins, it tells me that everything is up to date, even though I know that I am one version behind ...
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1answer
367 views

Missing Update Link to 3.02/3.03 on Dashboard

Since upgrading to WP 3.0.1, a couple of my sites no longer display the update link to 3.02/3.03 on the Dashboard or on the Updates page. On one site, I tried re-applying permissions, but this didn't ...
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298 views

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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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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1answer
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A function to fetch blog content via rss feed

I am trying to make a function which take an rss fedd URL and fetches the most recent 2 posts. I have tried to remake the snippet from here to a full function in funtions.php as following. I don't ...
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1answer
141 views

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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2answers
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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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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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1answer
499 views

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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2answers
225 views

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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1answer
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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 < ...
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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' => ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 3.8.1 update error

Presently running Wordpress 3.8.1 French but Wordpress is asking me to update to a new version. When doing the update, I get the following error: Warning: ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Plugins won't auto-update on IIS

Using IIS 6 on XP Server '03, using WP 3.2.1, when I attempt to use the auto-update for my plugins, I receive this message: The update process is starting. This process may take a while on some ...
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1answer
368 views

Wordpress 3.1 not autoupdating

Hay All, when i run the auto-update for WordPress 3.1 it doesn't do anything. It says Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.1.zip… Unpacking the update… But then the browser ...
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How would you check if changes were made on a post or page?

I have an post editor and a post viewer (the browser) that are running at the same time. I would like to show changes almost immediately in the browser when the post has been updated on the server ...
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Making plugin unique to not conflict with plugins with the same name

I have plugin that has the same name as other plugin uploaded to wordpress.org How can i make it unique so it doesn't share "View Detais" link and auto-update with other plugin uploaded to ...
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Where can i find wordpress auto update code flows?

I want to see how WordPress auto update works in code . which WordPress file or function performs auto core update? I have read http://halfelf.org/2011/how-the-wordpress-upgrade-works/ I have ...
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Automatic Theme & Plugin Updater for Self-Hosted Themes/Plugins [closed]

I trying to update my theme with this plugin: https://github.com/jeremyclark13/automatic-theme-plugin-update In my style.css I have Version: 1.0. In update.php I set $api_url to ...