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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Does theme update also update a child theme zip

Total wordpress beginner here. I purchased a organicfood theme and when I got an updated version for it, among other files I also found organicfood child theme zip in main directory. I know that ...
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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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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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update post category in a new table on frequent change of category

I am creating a new voting plugin I have created a table name 'wp_vote_info', it has four fields'id', 'postid', 'type_of _vote', current_category. When some user vote on that particular post,i am ...
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Increased memory usage after updating to wordpress 4.3

I recently updated to wordpress 4.3 and I noticed an increased memory usage on my server. Sometimes the memory usage is as double as the previous one. Does anyone has the same experience.
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SSL certificate problem when updating

When i try to upgrade things i got the following error: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify ...
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How can I Update my Theme

I Just want to know how can I update my Wordpress theme manually on live site. Actually I am using plugin called "WP Total Cache" My entire website styles is messed up when I try to update wordpress ...
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Wordpress Auto Updates

I need to have auto updates on my Wordpress so I've followed the codex here. My need is to have all updates like from 4.2.2 to 4.2.3 and to 4.3 etc.. No FTP credentials are needed on my server. My ...
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Update page (update-core.php) & Plugins page (plugins.php) revert to homepage

I am notified in my admin view of my Wordpress site that I have 1 available update for both the site and plugins (in my Network Admin Dashboard there '1' in red circles next to 'Plugins' and ...
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Move WP cant update anymore

I have move my site to a new server and put in a diferente user and domain but now i cant update or get new plugins themes... Message i get always: An error occurred while updating Twenty Fifteen: ...
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WP_Widget deprecated error in Wordpress V4.3

This error only happened this morning as I updated my wordpress site to version 4.3. Two other sites on the same hosting ( and all using CPanel as an admin portal for the hosting) are not having any ...
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WordPress NOT notifying of new update in dashboard

My website is currently running version 4.0.1. I never even noticed it was an old version until a ran a sucuri website scan which identified that I was running an out-of-date version of software. I ...
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Best practices for monitoring the need for future updates on a theme that I developed?

I recently developed a theme which has been accepted into the WordPress repository. I want to keep this updated for my users. What is the recommended way to monitor the theme's need for updates? My ...
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Update wordpress information via cron job directly

I am currently working on a website where there are some attributes of a custom type which will be entered statically using the admin and there are some attributes of that custom type which are ...
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Core update of 4.2.3 changes all link to https [duplicate]

Latest update of wp 4.2.3 applied to my two to three installation automatically. After that my all links starting with https due to that sites are not opening properly Can anyone know what the ...
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Updating beyond WordPress 4.2.1 yields “allowed memory size exhausted”

I have a Windows Server running Plesk that has several WordPress sites. The PHP version on each is 5.5.26. One, which uses the defaults for PHP, updates to the latest (4.2.3) with no issues, while ...
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Disable Database Update Required ? break my website

Im having an issue if i want to login to the dashboard, it needs a "Database Update Required" I'd like to disable it, because once it update the Database, if I go to any post of single-pages, it ...
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Is there any workaround to a core update still showing after core update if language set to anything other than US English

I build sites typically in UK English, however I typically leave them in US English because if I set system/general/site language to anything other than "English ( United States)" then when I do ...
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Why would a Wordpress site go into maintenance mode without me doing anything?

This morning, my Wordpress site went into maintenance mode without me having updated anything, and stayed there for about 10 minutes. What could have caused this? I have automatic security updates ...
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Installing new theme on running site

I have a running Wordpress site (3.9.6). Now a new theme should be used and for this theme also some customizations have to be made (content, some WP files like page.php and so on). Additionally, I ...
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How wordpress detects a plugin update

I am a wp plugin developer and I'd like to know how WP detects when some plugin has an update? I guess it is ok for these plugins which are already in wordpress.org repository. But how I can implement ...
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Updating plugins asks for FTP information, why? (this is a new one)

First off, this has nothing to do with permissions, I already checked that. So please don't mark this as a duplicate. Any time I try to update a plugin, I get this dialog: I went overboard and ...
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Problem after updating plugins

So today i updated my plugins, everything went smoothly, but later i found out that my website is messed up. All the custom taxonomies are gone, then one of my plugin disappear somehow. I tried to ...
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Git Deploying - Disabling plugin/theme installation/update on remote?

Is there any way to disable the installation/updating of plugins in Wordpress? I am deploying by Github, and therefore changes on server, does not replicate on my development environment. I need to ...
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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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Programatically update non-wordpress repository hosted (self-hosted) plugins

I am working on a plugin that checks for and updates other plugins. The new plugin can easily update other plugins which are hosted on wordpress repository. But how can the new plugin update other ...
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Prevent wordpress from updating language files

I would like to prevent wordpress from updating language files in languages folder. Not only in case of automatic updates, but also in case of manual ones. I have tried few solutions including change ...
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Brandoo WordPress Unable to Update to WordPress 4.2.2

I have two Brandoo WordPress sites on Azure. Today I recieved a security alert from Microsoft to update to 4.2.2. However, when I try to update WordPress gets stuck in an infinite loop between two ...
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Keep getting update notifcations despite there is nothing to update

Seems like this issue persists no matter how many times I update. As I enter my dashboard almost 100% of the times I get a notification on a WordPress update. It also shows at the bottom of the page. ...
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Plugin child folder?

If I make changes to a plugin's PHP file, e.g. located in wp-content/plugins/plugin-name/, how do I prevent my PHP edits from getting erased once an update for the plugin rolls out? Is there such a ...
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How to stop - Database Update Required - from happening again?

So I have had the issue several times now where whenever I update WordPress it gives me the "DataBase update required" and then will not login in to the site. This happens every time I upgrade to the ...
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Updating WP 3.9.5 without destroying my website

I have a WP website version 3.9.5 that I want to update to the new version. It was installed in 2014 so I have the folder themes: twentytwelve, twentythirteen, twentyfourteen, and the folder of the ...
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Can't update/install plugins or Wordpress

I just finished setting up Wordpress on my apache webserver, but now I'm having this problem which is pretty much preventing me from doing anything with my site. Whenever I try to install or update a ...
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Updated from 3.8 to 4.2 and all post types changed to “post”

My client updated his website from WordPress 3.8.x to 4.2.1 in order to make a plugin verify as working correctly. We were holding off originally to do it and some other plugins all at once so we ...
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Wordpress shows admin's avatar after editing a comment

Recently I updated my wordpress to 4.2.1 and now I have a problem with editing people's comments. After editing them, the avatar picture of who edited the comment is shown instead of the avatar of the ...
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Block updates by Server

I've a server and I want to block all the Wordpress Sites Updates Notification (more than 150). I know there is a option in wp-config.php but I want to block all the updates. I put in hosts ...
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Seeing “error” as text on white when accessing admin

Honestly, all I did was click "update" on a few plugins and it kicked me out of the admin area. I see "error" as text on a white page. If I view source on the page, I see: error<!-- wp-login.php ...
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Permissions to wp-content folder in Windows Server 2012

I've made some tests to solve this problem: trying to update some plugins via Wordpress backend I always receive a "Unable to create folder" error. So I've initially added IIS_IUSRS with ...
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How do I update a custom theme

I have a custom theme that I use for many client sites. I regularly update the theme and need a way to have the sites notified when there is an update to the theme. I tried using ...
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Check if username doesn't exists

I have a script that imports users via an .csv file. The script checks if a user exists and if so updates it's metadata. If the user does exists but the "status" field contains the word 'archived' it ...
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Which directories does WordPress attempt to create when updating core and installing plugins?

Which directories does WordPress 4 attempt to create when updating core and installing or upgrading plugins? The purpose of the question is to gain understanding of the update process and spread that ...
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Migrate database between 2 different wordpress version

I have been trying to import a sql dump from a production site, which is several wp version behind the development site (4.1), is there any compatibility issue? Every time I try to login after the db ...
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Disable requests to api.wordpress.org

I need to suppress outbound requests to api.wordpress.org somehow. They are taking like 1 seconds each and take so many time to load a page when I'm logged as admin. I've searched for some solutions ...
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What's the most secure way to grant a user permission to update in a multisite?

I've created a multisite for a local charitable organization that contains five sub-clinics inside it. I have various plugins running (security, SEO, etc.) in the multisite activated "across the ...
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Does the event 'wp_version_check' even exist? What is it doing?

In version 4.1 of /wp-includes/update.php around line 674, there's this line: add_action('wp_version_check', 'wp_version_check'); I searched through all the wordpress core files for a ...
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How to keep edited plugins updated?

I find myself editing a lot of plugins because they never satisfy my needs, but of course I have to keep them updated. I was thinking about register activation hook into some function that loads the ...
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Necessary user, group and permissions for core updates

What user, group and permissions of files and folders I need for core updates? Test setups I tried everything the manual recommended me to. Here are some test setups I used, the setup was ...
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How Can I setup WP CLI on Windows development machine running AMPPS?

I want to setup WP CLI. On the home page it says that it needs a UNIX like operating system. I am running windows 7 for development but I could probably setup a virtual Ubuntu box or something. Would ...
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Wordpress with composer, how to handle updates?

I'm trying to step up my workflow a bit and I'm now trying out Composer to handle Wordpress & Wordpress plugins. I have never used Composer before and I'm getting quite confused as to how I'm ...
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wp_get_update_data() function running on every admin request

In one specific instance of a WordPress build the admin is incredibly slow, after checking the issue out with the Query Monitor plugin I notice that WordPress is running a handfull (~15) HTTP requests ...