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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...