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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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 https://github.com/...
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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 do_action('...
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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 ...
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Post Query not working after updating to 4.1

After updating to Wordpress 4.1 I've noticed one of my more complex post queries has stopped working. It's querying from an events post type and returning posts with a standard timestamp of after ...
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MobilePress plugin and WordPress 4.1 update

A client website is currently running on WordPress 4.0.1 and he asked for an update to 4.1. The website uses the MobilePress plugin, which had problems with WordPress updates in the past, but ...
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Constant for 'barebones' update of Wordpress

I feel slightly stupid asking this, but I could have sworn I stumbled across a constant that could be added to wp-config.php so that, when you update your Wordpress installation, it only updates ...
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Cannot Update wp DB - Get 500 Error

I have this site on godaddy Failpeep.com , It started giving me this problem yesterday , When I tried to login to admin area , It 1st kept loading if I entered the correct password and took me to a ...
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Execute upgrade-theme with coding

I'm executing some functions remotely from xmlprc with wordpress. I would like to run upgrade-theme remotely for theme that I develop. Assume that wp knows there is new version of theme. ...
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Self-hosted Plugins & Themes store with auto-updates? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to self-host a WordPress Plugins/Themes store (ideally at no cost — I am but a poor developer!) with the following features: Sell Plugin/Theme downloads Auto-updates for sold ...
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Pushing out updates to multiple installs?

I'm planning on having many installations of wordpress on my server on different domains is there a way i can push updates out to all of them simultaneously?
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How to speed up installing plugins and upgrading WordPress

I currently run on a VPS that is running the latest version of Ubuntu, PHP 5.5.9, and WP 4.0, and have been running my plugin upgrades through libssh2 via a configuration in wp-config.php ever since I ...
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What could have changed all of the ' characters in my content to &#039 strings?

So, I've recently updated a WordPress site to 4.0 (I try to stay on top of updates as much as I can) and noticed that something funny had happened to the ascii html characters that I had in multiple ...
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wordpress update will overwrite files changes?

I edit function.php and page.php files for my custom use, everything is fine, but i have query that if wordpress will update then it will overwrite all the files and changes made ??
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Error on update translation

I installed a fresh version of WordPress in my current language (pt_BR) on localhost (WAMP). After log in, WordPress told me that exist an translation update. I clicked to update and the following ...
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Show List of Terms (not posts) that have been Recently Updated?

Is it possible to prepare a list of terms that have been recently updated? For example: I have custom fields attached to my terms and I would like to show a list of terms that have been updated say ...
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Reliability of Wordpress 4 one click update

I need to update a clients WordPress site to WP 4, however I'm a little nervous (it is a big, expensive site). How likely is it that something will go catastrophically wrong?
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Wordpress Admin Panel Completely Distorted, no css at all

Hi I have a wordpress installation on AWS and I was facing an issue that authors are not able to submit content like media in one go and an error occurs (time out). By refreshing 5-6 times authors ...
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Not able to Update wordpress to 4.0

I have a Wordpress 3.7 installation on AWS and I am not able to upgrade it to 4.0. As soon as I try to auto update it, the redirect link goes to http://domain.com/wordpress/update-core.php But it ...
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Upgrading Wordpress 4.0 asks for FTP password

I was able to upgrade Wordpress 4.0 on my local machine, and I also just updated some plugins on the production machine, but when I try to update Wordpress 4.0 on the production machine, it is asking ...
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Procedural Question on Plugin Installation

I am running WP multisite with about 80 sites. I can see from my server's directory structure the presence of only one directory for ../wp-content/plugins/* Each of the plugins I have installed is ...
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Can't preview drafts after upgrade to 4.0!

I recently updated to wordpress 4.0. However, when I try to preview my drafts, I receive an error saying that I do not have the permission to do so. I've cleared my cache and cookies and restarted my ...
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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 message....
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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 cancel 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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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 = $post->...
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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', 'street_address','address_line2','city','...
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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 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-secure-updates-and-installations-in-wordpress-on-...
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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 ...