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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Can't update old posts 3.5.2

Background: I'm working on a customers site that I haven't build myself. The site works pretty ok, when I got it the wp_header and wp_footer was missing and the javascript files were all linked to ...
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Why won't Wordpress on localhost find updates?

I've got Wordpress running on WAMP. For some reason, when I check for updates to the core and to my plugins, it tells me that everything is up to date, even though I know that I am one version behind ...
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Malware installation during plugin update?

I update my wordpress blog daily (current version: WordPress 3.5.2). Today I installed an update of "Search everything". After that, my webspace was infected by malware. Interestingly, my blog is ...
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theme upgrade failing

The twenty eleven theme fails to update. The error message is : failing to delete old theme. For security reasons i dont want to give rights to every folders of the project. What are the folder to ...
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How to update theme from localhost to online site

I am currently working on a project, actually we have an online site, we are thinking of revamping this. On this online site we have many blogs already. We have purchased a theme also and doing many ...
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Keeps asking Connection Information upon update to 3.5.1 (but not for plugins?)

for starters, I am using WordPress on a live server in which I can only login using sftp with an ssh key. I want to install and upgrade to the latest version of WordPress (currently at 3.4.2, but ...
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Prevent/Disable Automatic Update Check

WordPress automatically checks for updates to itself and all installed themes and plugins. This adds an annoyingly long delay to loading (any) WordPress pages. In only happens once per day and ...
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Remove updates text on plugin or themes list page

I seen update messages as like "There is a new version of BLAH PLUGIN available on BLAH SITE. View version 3.1.3 details or automatically update" on plugin list page and themes listing page before ...
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How can I easily verify a core or plugin update has not broken anything?

I'm looking for ways to make updating WordPress less frightening for me. I created around 30 company websites based in WP in my career and I feel somewhat responsible for them in regards to security. ...
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Can't use the built-in wordpress install/upgrade plugin feature [closed]

When I try to upgrade or install a plugin I get a successful message: Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jquery-lightbox-gallery.zip… Unpacking the package… ...
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Is database deleted on clicking “reinstall” button in Wordpress updates?

I have a blog made with WordPress. If I click "Re-install" button present in WordPress updates page, will all the database be dropped and created again? Will my posts be deleted?
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Why my plugins are updating automatically?

I have a wordpress site with a few plugins. I had to make some custom changes on a plugin (not a best practice), and of course I don't want to update that plugin. But for some reason all my plugins ...
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Do extra plugin files get deleted during an upgrade?

I learned from a previous question that plugin updates are downloaded as a zip file, and WordPress overwrites every file in the plugin folder whether or not that file actually had a change from one ...
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Which files get updated in a plugin update?

When a user updates a plugin from the WordPress admin panel, does every plugin file get overwritten, or just the ones that have changed from the previous version? For example, let's say that a plugin ...
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Can an update corrupt my installation?

Ive got a wp theme I use on a website - the theme in question was purchased from a popular site ending in forest... So the code is not mine and I can’t speak as for its quality either way. Every ...
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“Item not updated” when try to change category properties

When I try to change some properties for some categories (in most categories it works without any issues), like category name, or description, I see that it is not updated, and I get an issue "Item ...
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How do I allow users to follow a post and then allow admins to email all users who have followed that post?

I'm looking to build out the following functionality, but I'm having trouble finding any help on it: user follows a post > user's email is pulled into an admin page and associated with said post > ...
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How do wordpress hooks respond to user interaction?

Embarrassingly big hole in my understanding! When I've finished editing a post and click the big blue "Update" button, what happens next? In particular, how does the 'pre-post-update' hook (which, ...
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How to throw the “We need ftp info” at a user

I recently asked a question about an error I was getting for doing theme updates where the user did not have permission. I would like to write a credential check, much like how wordpress does theirs. ...
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How to do an event when any user updates their profile?

I want to call a function, whenever any user update their profile. How to do that?
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Plugins won't update when Wordpress says they're updated

In a Wordpress 3.5.1 network, I have six plugins which have updates available: AddThis Follow Widget AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget AddThis Welcome Bar Jetpack by WordPress.com Visual Form ...
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Overwrite textdomain of plugins by default - Lost Translation

Wordpress is awesome, but there is something that is driving me crazy. Whenever a plugin or a theme is updated, all files are deleted and replaced. So if I have custom code or a translation in one ...
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Updated multisite locally [closed]

I manually updated multisite locally with 3.5.1 but now all my subsisites in "My Sites" link to the root site even though if I type the domains directly they work.
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Any Facebook component doesn't work on Wordpress website after update. Why?

I have a problem after updating plugins and Wordpress. All my Facebook widgets that I have been using disappeared. In code I see: <fb:like href='http://facebook.com/...' send='false' ...
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How to sync with plugins update after I have done manual optimizations?

I have several WordPress running plugins on my site and as per suggestions of wordpress performance optimizations I am planning to do the optimizations on plugins myself. However, that will mean ...
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Updating client websites on a regular basis

I hope the following question is acceptable here, as it's half WordPress-related and half-business related. Updating WP regularly is important for security purposes, but it can be time consuming if ...
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No feedback when installing plugins or updating

I've had this problem for a while now; I hoped that it would go away when I moved to my new host but it hasn't. Whenever I try to install or update a plugin or theme, or even update Wordpress, the ...
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Admin user can't update WP

I have a site running WP 3.3.2. The backend shows a bar saying "WordPress 3.5 is available! Please notify the site administrator." Funny thing is that I'm logged in with an admin user, I double ...
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cannot update wordpress from 3.4.2 to 3.5

I am trying to update wordpress from 3.4.2 to 3.5 . However, when I update, I get my old version 3.4.2 back. What could be causing this? When I click on update it shows all the steps but in the final ...
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custom changes removed after plugin update

Ok that's something normal, files are being downloaded again and the code changes. What should I do if I don't want some changes to take place? For example a gallery plugin I use recently updated ...
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Remove update messages for deactivated plugins

Is it possible to hide just update messages for deactivated plugins in WP 3.4+?
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Wordpress plugin search does not work and updates are not shown, VPS install

I have configured a VPS running CentOS 6.3 and Plesk 11. The install of a blank version of Wordpress works well. However, I have problems with updating Wordpress and searching for plugins. The two ...
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Remove “Time to upgrade” message from dashboard

So far I've been using the following code to remove the dashboard update message ("WordPress 3.5 is available! Please update now."): remove_action('wp_version_check', 'wp_version_check'); ...
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Wordpress plugin updates / set file as immutable to prevent certain files from changing?

I'm wondering--what is the best way to prevent a file (say, a custom CSS file associated with a plugin) from being overwritten during the update process? Would setting the file's status as immutable ...
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Hook into WordPress update?

I'd like to know if there's any way to hook into WordPress update process and send $_POST variable to update server? I'm delivering plugin/theme updates from private server and I hook into this: ...
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Will adding & modifying default Wordpress table index break future Wordpress update

I've some specific use case for certain default wordrpess tables, which I need to add a few indexes to certain columns to improve performance. I'm wondering will adding these indexes break future ...
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Show warning if plugin is missing

Sorry if this question is a bit to trivial, but I'm writing a theme that depends on a plugin to be installed. It's a multilingual theme, so I absolutely need the user to have Polylang installed. I ...
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Update exisiting site to 3.5 release candidate

I have an existing site that I want to update to 3.5 now, because I want to see if my plugins and themes work in it. I don't want to wait for the full release (when I'll be able to automatically ...
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How can I upgrade wordpress with manual?

When I update or upgrade my site automatically ,it corrupted. How can I update or upgrade it safely and manually?
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Filter any HTTP request URI?

I want to filter any HTTP request URI done through the HTTP API. Use cases: The WordPress update check goes to http://api.wordpress.org/core/version-check/1.6/, but ...
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Does WordPress Change the .htaccess File When Updating?

I've just implemented a new WP website, replacing an older hardcoded HTML site. I will be adding 301 redirects in the .htaccess file to point the old URIs to the new WP Permalinks. My questions is, ...
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How to update Wordpress plugins to latest using SVN

I can get latest WP using latest.tar.gz http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz How to get latest plugins? I checked about svn i need to know when new version is out and in command svn sw put latest link ...
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Find out if there is a available core update?

I want to set up a function that notifies me when a core update is available. But i can't find any functions that check for updates. I have looked at list_core_updates() and it may be possible to ...
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How do I disable dashboard update notifications for subscribers?

For registered users to my blog, if they click on the dashboard, they get an alert suggesting that they tell the site administrator (me) that the new version of WordPress is available. All I want ...
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How to implement WordPress plugin update that modifies the database?

I develop a WordPress plugin, which has several database tables of its own. The plugin creates these tables when activated, and removes them when deleted/uninstalled. I have to implement an update ...
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Check if any users are logged in before running update

Before I update a Wordpress install (including the theme and various plugins) I wanted to ensure no one is logged in and editing the site. Is there a way to do this? Thanks!
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Is there a Wordpress core & plugins update action hook?

I would like to run several actions on a website once WP core or any of the plugins have been updated using the built-in update process. Is there a way to do it? I would prefer if I could run ...
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Is there any action/filter hook to use when an image gets edited in the editor?

I can't find a specific hook. If I already have added an image to an article via editor and then I edit it, I'd like to intercept the code just before it is sent again to the editor. I already use ...
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Is it safe to update from 2.6.2 to the newest version?

I'm using Wordpress version 2.6.2 and now it shows in the page that Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in ...
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Problems updating wordpress

When I try to update wordpress from 3.2.1 to the latest one it stalls and does nothing. It used to ask for my ftp details, which I looked up online and added this to the wp-config: /** Setup FTP ...