An update is a source code that is applied on top of the existing software or program with an aim to fix security vulnerabilities, bugs and improve usability.

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Could not create directory

I have followed the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WordPress ...
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How to display user's nickname by default instead of username

I need to display the user's nickname by default after they are created in the DB, NOT the username. I am creating a user with: wp_create_user( $user_name, $random_password, $user_email ); ...
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Theme my login and update user meta

I'm french and I use the plugin "Theme my login". I want to know how I could update user's meta in a basic page. Thank's for help. In the template of my page , I have this code : ...
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Background Updates Not Happening

I have some sites which are not updating with the background updater. I installed the Background Update Tester plugin and everything looks fine. Currently they are at 3.9 but they are telling me that ...
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How can a plugin run a script after being updated in MultiSite?

Imagine a WordPress MultiSite Network with plugin Foo in it (but only active on some of the sites). When upgrading plugin Foo from version 1.0 to 2.0, Foo would like to do some work in the database. ...
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Update own Plugin Repository on Multisite

i have a curios problem what i cannot fix. On the plugin mainfile i defined: add_filter('pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins', array('moreads_update','check_4_updates')); add_filter('plugins_api', ...
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Updating WordPress or plugins causes site issues (due to API, I think)

I have a problem with all of the sites I host on my server. Whenever someone updates WordPress of plugins, I manually have to restart Apache to get things to work properly. Should the update process ...
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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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How to update plugin without overwrite custom code

I am using horizontal-scrolling-announcement plugin to announce a news bellow the header.I have added some custom code to hide scrolling news announcement at one event if the admin change the status ...
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How to update plugins with database updates if I use svn

I have my own SVN repository that has everything checked in from root of the htdocs directory. The repository includes (I do have some ignores set): Wordpress Core Plugins Themes My process is: ...
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Custom message when wordpress updates are available

Just a quick question to see if anyone has done this before, is there a function that I can use to add a custom message to the "Wordpress XX is available" Recently, I've had clients updating their ...
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Cannot add edit themes and add plugins after multisite update

After updating a multisite installation to WP 3.8, when in the My Sites Dashboard, hovering over "Themes" or "Plugins", no submenu pops out. There are however submenus popping out of "Sites", "Users", ...
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How to get the SQL of the changes made to the database from an update or upgrade?

When I update/upgrade a plugin, theme, or even the core of WordPress, it has an impact in the database, it changes many things. How do I keep track of it? The problem is that I have a repository, all ...
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Plugin updates, version dependencies, and backwards compatibility

Let's say I have a plugin that's currently at version 1.1, and I am releasing version 1.2. When you run the 1.2 update, a script will run to add new options, columns, tables, etc. A month later, 1.3 ...
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Wordpress Automatic Update to 3.9.1 breaks Permalinks

Yesterday, WordPress 3.9.1 Maintenance Release May 8, 2014 updated my version from the latest and all of the sudden, my inside pages were broke - no one could reach anything except the home page. I ...
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Customise Wordpress Update Notice in wp-admin backend area

Is there any way to customise the wordpress update notice in the backend admin area? I want to make it so that I can change the Please update now to Please contact now and link to a different URL. ...
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How can I manually upgrade translations?

I've recently upgraded a Wordpress site to the latest WP version (3.9). I also upgraded the themes and plug-ins that needed it. Unfortunately, WP's automatic upgrade features are not compatible with ...
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How to Test a Blog Post for Update vs. Publish Status — Unique

I want to perform an action when a blog post gets published for the first time only. I do not want to take action on any subsequent update. I wrote a plug-in to do this. However, it runs the function ...
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Custom Shortcode and Button not Working after 3.9 update

I have added a new button that creates a short code but it seems that after the newest WordPress update, the button is not working any more. The button is visible but when someone clicks it, nothing ...
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Some recent plugin updates have failed “Could not create directory”

I have been developing my WordPress site on a WAMPServer on my laptop for a few months, with few problems. In the last few days several (but not all) plugin updates have failed - Specifically IThemes ...
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Wordpress 3.9 Database Update Infinite Loop

I recently updated my blog's Wordpress version to 3.9. After running the update I received this message upon trying to access the admin panel. Database Update Required WordPress has been ...
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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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Can't update WordPress, need to reboot the VPS

After I moved to a new VPS (Ubuntu), I can't update the WordPress. When I click on the "Update Now" button, it shows upgrading progress messages and it shows "Welcome to WordPress 3.9" (Now I'm on ...
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Manually updating a plugin , is it overriding the previous settings of the plugin?

This is basiscly what i can't figure out ! I have some plugins that cant be updated automatically, so i want to update a plugin manually by replacing it with the newest version through ftp. maybe a ...
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Upgrading themes never works

I have a Wordpress installation running on my own server at home, serving a domain name I bought. It's running on Debian Linux, currently installed under /usr/share/wordpress. When I'm in the Admin ...
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Which directory should be writable to update wordpress?

I configured file permissions according to here like this. apache user runs server and wordpress user owns directory, this user is only used for this site. drwxr-xr-x 5 wordpress wordpress 4096 ...
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Jetpack Upgrade fails with WP CLI

Been trying to upgrade Jetpack from the admin for a few times on my site on a shared package with my hosted Dreamhost. It failed too often. I emailed on issues upgrading before and they suggested I ...
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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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Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?

Once, I had a problem that somehow someone managed to change files of my website without FTP or SSH credentials. Probably he got in through WP (probably it wasn't a 'he', but an 'it', a bot), we said ...
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Custom Menu Broken WP 3.8.1 Update

Custom menu has stopped working since upgrading to 3.8.1. When trying to add items from the left they do not show up as movable items as they should do under Menu 1, however the text changes to: "Drag ...
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Managing WP Core & Plugin Updates for Clients

I'd like to know how you go about managing WP Core & Plugin updates for clients? It's a service my web company would like to start offering but we are unsure of the best solution. Let me provide ...
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Plugin update error message

I'm working on a client website where the framework requires a specific plugin version to work properly. With the follow lines of code in my functions.php file, it stops the plugin from updating ...
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After adding mo localization files to WP 3.8.1 install backend shows new update to 3.8.1

I am running a standard WP install at version 3.8.1. I am at the finishing touches of the project and wanted to switch languages from english to german. I've downloaded the localization files from ...
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WordPress Plugin: Global Update

Hi I want to be able to make a plugin that will check for updates of other plugins that i have made from a single place. In my main plugin file i have include_once( 'class-login-slider-updater.php' ...
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How can one update a theme on a live site without interruption?

So i have a WordPress-based site with a custom Genesis child theme. Once the site goes live, we are obviously going to need to make changes periodically to the child theme's code — modifying CSS and ...
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How to override wp-login.php

I would like to override the default Wordpress Login page (wp-login.php). The reason is that, i want to write some custom code at the top of the file, that checks some conditions in the backend, and ...
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Using wp-cli to Update WP Networks / Multisite from 3.5.1 to 3.8

I've been handed a WP Networks site that is running WP (Networks) 3.5.1 on RHEL 5.8 with about 40 sites attached to it. I see the need to update to 3.8. By background, I'm more familiar with ...
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Why can't I update username through Wordpress API?

I'm just wondering about usernames... Why isn't is possible to change this through Wordpress API? (I understand why a user in the admin dashboard can't change username(s) but that isn't really same ...
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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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What is your best practice to execute one-time scripts?

The Problem We all have been in a situation like this, and a lot of questions on this site need a solution like this. You either have to update a database, insert a lot of data automatically, convert ...
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Show last time WordPress site was updated / modified

I am trying to display in the header of my WordPress site that last time the site was updated. The last time being defined as the last time either a post or a page was created / modified / deleted ...
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WP 3.8 – Preview button not working for editor

After finishing developing my site I updated WordPress to 3.8. Everything works, but for some reason, an editor cannot click on the Preview button in the backend. Visiting the link ...
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WordPress updates

How does WordPress know that a plugin is belong to WordPress plugin repository and it need to pull the updates from the WordPress SVN? And on the other end how does it know that another plugin does ...
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Favorite post when post is updated

I want to auto-favorite a post (using wp favorite posts) when a post is updated. I tried this : function myfunction($post_id) { wpfp_add_favorite($post_id); } add_action( 'save_post', 'myfunction' ...
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What are the things that will be affected in case there is some wordpress updates or theme updates?

I amm getting into my head what this child theme is. I have just read it on the internet, and wondering if I do really need to study it or no need. I don't know any coding and stuffs. I don't have ...
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Display update notification messages like 'What's New'

I am about to push out a new update for my plugin. I've used a few functions only available to WordPress 3.8, which is fine because I want to support the latest version. How do I display a message to ...
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How to check if WordPress is updating plugins?

I have a simple dependency check at the start of some plugins - which check if another plugin is installed and active (using class_exists()). This works well in the normal WordPress flow - as the ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Selectively update themes in WordPress multisite

I have been running a WordPress multisite installation for a few years, and every time WordPress releases an update (from x.y.z to x.y or x.y.z to x.y.z) there is always a chance that one of the ...
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Does Wordpress provide themes_api function?

http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/communicating-with-the-wordpress-org-plugin-api/ From the link above, we can see the Wordpress.org provide a function that can access the Wordpress.org ...