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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Enable update notification, disable updates

There are a lot of question on how to disable updates and/or removing update notifications. But all solutions that disable the update also disable the update notifications. But I want to disable the ...
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Automatic updates of plugins and themes outside of wordpress.org

I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find any info on standardized ways of updating a "private" plugin that does not exist in the wordpress.org repositories. I've seen -- and bought -- plenty of ...
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Custom Admin Message from external source to multiple users

I am administrator for several wordpress sites. Each site has an editor and I would like to find a way to be able to write a single message in an external centralised place, and have that message ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to hook AJAX to UPDATE-button?

I have a site with a custom post. When I enter that custom post in admin (edit)-page then a form is rendered. This form takes like about 2-3s to render - it's a lot of of values in it - both hidden ...
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How to cancle update messages from a changed plugin

I did many changes on an plugin which was allowed to be manipulated. Now I want to be sure, that an update will not overwrite all my changes. What can I do to prohibit it from updating (or showing ...
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Deploying WordPress development updates to multiple sites? [closed]

I have a wordpress site with many copies,and hosted in many servers.This uses child theme.I have my local copy of it and developing is going on this copy.in local copy i have added many files,pages ...
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Prevent WordPress updates from overriding custom language translations?

my site's language is persian and persian is a right-to-left language. Wordpress has a default installation package for this lang but for some cases like very bad translation for dashboard or default ...
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After updating WP keeps nagging about a newer version. Why?

I updated WP to version 3.9.2 (currently the latest) via Git which works fine. However, in the admin it keeps on telling me “a newer version is available”. After some digging somehow it appears to be ...
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Getting 404 after Update in Multisite

we have a multisite install width the following structure: http://domain.com/pages/myblog Where "pages" is blog 1. Other site in the network have domains like: http://anotherdomain.com/pages/blog ...
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update post meta front end

Why doesent this work?! I want to update my postmeta "doors" from frontend <?php if ( isset( $_POST['submit'] ) ) { //if nonce check succeeds. global $post; $postid = ...
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Update user meta array using foreach

I have two arrays consisting of keys and values: Array consisting meta keys: $user_meta_fields = array ( 'first_name', 'last_name', 'job_title', 'college', ...
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Good methodology for upgrading a large/complex sites?

Imagine you have a large wp site that is on 3.1 and uses like all features wordpress has (lots of CPTs, is a network-install, has lots of pages/posts with different post-templates, has child themes ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...