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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 and if you have an outdated(old plugin) that has a new version, ...
4
votes
2answers
207 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
107 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
228 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
651 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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' ...
1
vote
2answers
178 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
496 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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: ...
15
votes
7answers
713 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
381 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
26 views

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' ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
162 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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? ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
771 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Error checking when future updates are automatic

When WordPress 3.8 released, I upgraded most of my sites. However, there is a nagging question in the back of my mind. Will the WP auto update process check whether all the plug-ins are working with ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Wordpress cannot see that plugins require new update

My Wordpress installation is using two plugins that it cannot see actively require an update. I am using several plugins, but the Stop Spammer Registration plugin and the S2member plugin cannot see ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

One category not displaying template updates

I've tried refreshing, clearing the cache, opening in a new browser, renaming it from index to category.php-- ALL but one category display the correct template. I'm beyond stumped. One clue is that ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to maintain changes to comment-template.php

I have made some custom changes to the file wp-includes\comment-template.php. These changes are periodically lost and I assume it's related to updates for WordPress and the file is ...
0
votes
2answers
467 views

Get Latest Plugin Version from WP API

I'm writing a plugin that checks and collects data from WP - including info about installed plugins. I can get most of the data I require using get_plugins() - however, I'd also like to check for the ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Are there any hook or filter when adding new user in Wordpress?

I'm using a plugin Profile Builder (http://wordpress.org/plugins/profile-builder/) to manage my front-end registration. It works fine, and it warns when a user with a certain username already exists. ...
0
votes
2answers
171 views

How do I use the 'http_request_host_is_external' filter

I'm having a really hard time trying to use the http_request_host_is_external filter. For some background, I'm trying to set up a separate server to handle private plugin and theme updates. The ...
0
votes
0answers
142 views

Error updating WordPress, does not ask for FTP password, just error

I started to update a WordPress blog and ran into a permissions problem. I fixed the permissions problem and started the update again and at some point (been a few days now), I received the following ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

“Unexpected error” on update requests

It needs connectivity to wordpress.org and is timing out. I am behind a corporate firewall. I have never had this issue come up before in previous versions. Why does themes.php need access to ...
0
votes
0answers
188 views

“The package could not be installed” when updating plugins, themes, and core files on WampServer

Whenever I update anything on my local WordPress development site, whether it be plugins, themes, or the WP 3.7.1 update, I get this error message: Unpacking the update… The package could not ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

WordPress not performing direct update

I recently modified my server configuration and then I noticed Wordpress would no longer upgrade automatically and I was asking for FTP information to perform the upgrade.Irony is that I don't have ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Multsite blogs' menu shows Main site menu

I have a site (WIP) that was working perfectly fine until I updated to 3.7 a few days ago. Since the update, I can visit the sub-sites (blogs) homepage's fine, but the menu that appears (on all blogs) ...
-1
votes
1answer
871 views

Problem updating from 3.6 to 3.7

I am trying to update wordpress from 3.6 to 3.7 using the updater in the admin backend. This is something that has always worked fine in the past on the server my site is on but for some reason when I ...
0
votes
3answers
156 views

Updating a live theme safely?

Apologies for the general question, but I spent some time looking for an answer and couldn't find anything. I often find myself in a situation where I need to make tweaks to a live site based on a ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration

I'm running WordPress on localhost WAMP server and whenever I go to "Plugins" or "Dashboard > Updates" or even to "Dashboard" nothing loads (no WordPress news, no updates, I'm not able to search for ...
3
votes
1answer
251 views

Why won't my site automatically apply updates after upgrade to 3.7?

I've just upgraded to 3.7 and one of the features in this release is the automatic application of security releases. However once I upgraded it said "This site is not able to apply these updates ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

Call specific plugin update

I'm looking for way to update specific plugin via xmlrpc api. There is no exposed any function for do upgrades. I've tried to visit ...
2
votes
2answers
209 views

How to force function to run as the last one when saving the post?

I don't know how to force this function to run as the last function after all other save things from WP are executed. This is my current code in my plugin: add_action( 'save_post', 'do_custom_save' ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

Multisite database upgrade SSL error

I have upgraded my Multisite setup WordPress to 3.6.1. And after that, when I do Network Upgrade > Database Upgrade it's showing: Warning! Problem updating http://www.example.com/site1. Your ...
0
votes
1answer
410 views

SImple Example To Update User Info From Front End [duplicate]

I want to give user ability to update their nickname from front end using wp_update_user and shortcode. The code below is working. add_shortcode('user-profile', 'get_current_user_prof'); ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
163 views

Why does WordPress need my private ssh key to update?

Configuring WordPress to update within the application (i.e. WordPress) is ideal for me because of its convenience. Nonetheless, I'm troubled by the requirements. The requested fields that show up ...
1
vote
1answer
170 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
139 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
583 views

using wp_update_post for updating custom post type

I'm trying to update post_parent of wp_posts in WordPress database. I've created a custom post type with capability_type = post , but I want it to behave like a page: hierarchical, allowing parent ...
2
votes
1answer
108 views

How can the temporary update directory be changed?

When a plugin, theme, or even WordPress itself are updated, it downloads and saves the files (.zip, extracted files, etc.) to wp-content\upgrade. This is not always desirable. For example, I run a ...