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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Update user meta of author when post content is viewed

I have a value that I'm trying to store as user meta for authors on my site. I need it to update itself every time the content of a post is viewed for that author. Here's as far as I've gotten but it ...
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Why are there updates for obsolete WordPress versions?

Today milestone 3.3.3 was completed – five days after version 3.4. I have seen the same with milestone 3.2.2 which was never released. WordPress does not offer any long term support as Matt once ...
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After a manual update, themes and plugins that were installed (and still in the directory) are not being seen

The title pretty much says it all. The files and folders for my various themes and plugins are all intact in their proper path location under wp-content, but the WordPress install is not seeing them. ...
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Update Wordpress automatically on its own

Is it possible to update Wordpress automatically so that when there's a new version of Wordpress, my installation will update itself automatically without me having to login to admin > update ?
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Get RSS feed about plugin new update

I would like to know if there is a way to get a rss feed when one of the plugin of my website is available. Indeed, I need to manage updates of some website, but I don't want to lose my time ...
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Get list of WP Updates Across Sites

Is there a way to query a WP site to see the number of updates currently available? I'm not really looking for a list of the actual updates, just the number. This would be the total number of ...
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Automating the Backup Process (30+ websites)

I run an increasing number of WordPress sites, as well as several for clients - and logging in to perform upgrades is becoming tiresome. I'm looking for a means of automating the process, preferably ...
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What would make the plugin update process to complete but don't report as such?

This is happening in two sites I've restored using BackupBuddy*. One is single, the other Multisite. .* this may render the question as "too localized", but maybe it could happen with any other ...
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How to customize and keep things up-to-date?

I made a few websites in WP (that was kind of my first serious web-related work where I started learning about more serious and concrete stuff other than homework type of programming exercises) and ...
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At MultiSite Network Update “Can't Resolve host”, override and continue updating

When the WordPress Network Update script runs, if it gets to a site it "cannot resolve", the script stops there, and no sites are updated period. So if there is 1 site in a 1000 site MultiSite install ...
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Can I hook into wp_update_core outside of the admin?

I'm trying to bring some of the admin functionality to a custom front end in WordPress. Questions of security and pragmatism of this aside, is there an available hook to trigger wp_update_core outside ...
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How to change database values on theme update

I have a theme released into the wild but have not prefixed the post type appropriately. Yes, I know, it's a shame and I regret it :( So, I am currently using acme as the post type name, but I' like ...
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Which action does wp_update_user triggers?

I am working modifying an ecommerce plugin, and it makes uses of wp_update_user() function, and everytime the function runs another table (created by the plugin), gets updated too. The problem is that ...
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Why users disable the WordPress update?

Users install plugins which disable update reminders. Plugins: disable WordPress Core Updates disable WordPress Plugin Updates disable WordPress Theme Updates Look at the counter of plugins ...
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is wpdb->replace() already sanitized?

i am working on a plugin that includes table in database that holds information from the different posts. right now i use $wpdb->replace(), so whenever a post is being created or updated it is also ...
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Is there a way to hook into the update-core page for custom messages?

We have some sites where we note a few things that need to be checked or done either before or immediately after a core, theme or plugin upgrade. While I keep a list of these things, sometimes users ...
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How to batch update post content with custom post meta value

I have a custom meta box, using WPAlchemy, in which I am looking to get rid of. However, I would like to get all posts that have a specific custom meta value set, and insert it into the begininning of ...
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Does wordpress create activity, update logs?

Does wordpress create any dated logs of activity? ie core updates, plugin download dates etc?
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How to create a Wordpress plugin for another wordpress plugin?

I always do changes on the Wordpress plugins for clients. But these changes are always in danger to be lost if the plugin is updated. Is there is a way to make a plugin for another plugin in ...
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Last Update time in widget

I have a widget which can be updated every time with few values and admin update it on daily basis now how to get its last update time.
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Plugin SVN & update API - how are plugins identified?

One thing that's never been clear to me (especially since I haven't submitted a plugin to the repository) is how a plugin's unique "ID" (slug) is generated (i.e. this list). Is it a choice by the ...
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check if wordpress is updating or publishing a post

Very simple question: How can I check when wp is doing an update or a publishing to a post? Because I have to check a postmeta value which could be only true if the post is actually being published ...
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Did upgrading from 3.3 to 3.3.1 introduce breaking changes in the menu navigation?

I have a WP 3.3.0 site running in production. (version.php says $wp_version = '3.3';) I have a main menu using WP's built-in functionality. I use wp_nav_menu(array( 'container_class' => ...
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How to create a plugin that notifies for updates?

At this point when I activate a plugin and an update is available it updates the plugin. I like to create a plugin myself that I want to use private, I have several WordPress blogs and if I made an ...
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Restoring from a Backup after Update

I recently updated a WP site from 3.0.1 to 3.3.1. The site has been having a lot of problems since the update. I want to restore the site to a version I backed up right before updating. I used the ...
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Trouble After Update, Removing Plugin

I'm editing this site http://www.millermusicproductions.com/ currently and I updated WP 3.0.1 to 3.3.1. After updating, the page now is zoomed in compared to how it had been and I have no idea why. ...
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500 error after update

I had a working (test) blog, and during an update from 3.2.1 to 3.3.1 - something went wrong , I think the update did not finished.. Just before the Update, I have enabled a new theme (all functions ...
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Is diff/patch a good way to update wordpress?

I customized a few sites. On my own i updated wordpress by diffing the (old) version and my site. Than i moved the folder away and put the new wordpress version and applied the patch. It seemed to ...
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register_activation_hook and updating

I have used: register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'CrayonWP::install'); In install() I would like to check the plugin version being installed, and if it is below a certain version, I would like to ...
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After upgrading WordPress, can't access admin interface

After performing a WordPress upgrade to 3.3.1, I can no longer access the administration interface. The website works fine, but when I click on Dashboard, I receive the following error: Fatal error: ...
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Uses for function: wp_update_user

my theme currently uses the wp_update_user function to update a set of user metas. I created to some new user meta fields that I would like to include in the existing wp_update_user. The function ...
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Deploying Updated or New Plugins That Modify the wp_options Table

I have a WordPress site under local version control with Git. I deploy it to the production server using Capistrano. For the initial deployment, I manually import the SQL database to the production ...
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Error when updating plugins by FTP “Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content).”

I run apache2 on Ubuntu, i'm sure there is a configuration or permission problem causing this. When I attempt to update plugins through the admin control panel, after I enter the FTP login/pass and ...
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update user information

this is my code /* Update user information. */ if ( !empty( $_POST['url'] ) ){ update_user_meta( $current_user->id, 'user_url', esc_url( $_POST['url'] ) ); else{ ...
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Updating seperate database when post attachment is changed

I have a seperate database with lists of users, brochures and brochure URL's, and timestamps of when a brochure was ordered, but I want my database to update everytime a brochure (PDF) attachment is ...
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Updated WordPress, now Navigation is Messed Up

I recently updated the WP of a friend's site that I'm working on. Now his navigation bar is messed up and I'm new to WP so I'm not sure where to go to fix it. Here's the site: ...
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Front end user meta options for users

I have created user meta options using this tutorial. Now I want to know how to allow users to edit (update) certain custom user meta options that I created. Users already have a template account ...
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How to create a theme that can be updated by people using the theme on their site

I'm thinking of starting to create themes to sell on Themeforest and i'd like to have my themes be updatable in the themes section under appearance. How is that done ? is there some repository that ...
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Mass Update User Profile Checkbox Options

I created a checkbox option for the user_meta (user profile). They are checkboxes assigning users to categories. The problem is that I need to do a mass update for all of my users 1500+ and going ...
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Create post for every user?

I was wondering is there a way to create a post for every user. Sort of like a mass update that would associate certain user meta to the post created. I would prefer running a loop script that goes ...
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Visual editor broken after upgrade [closed]

Yesterday a colleague updated WordPress and a number of plugins on our site. Since then, the visual editor displays the contents of pages and posts as HTML, it is also white, whereby we first thought ...
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A Way to Auto update plugins using cron?

Is there a solution to keep plugins updated with wordpress by auto upgrade them without need to access to the admin panel every time?
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How to update serialized data in the user meta data

In my wp_usermeta table I have a field called "wp_s2member_custom_fields" In it is stored this value: a:2:{s:6:"alumni";s:3:"Yes";s:19:"donations_collected";s:2:"10";} I am trying to use: ...
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How do I prevent Plugin updates from clobbering user edits?

How can I prevent my plugin updates from clobbering the user edits and file additions in a particular subdirectory of my plugin? I wrote a syntax highlighting plugin that makes use of GeSHi. A sub ...
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Why is Wordpress asking me to update my new (virtually blank) theme?

I have just setup a new custom theme with little/no data and yet Wordpress has made an update notice about upgrading it to "1.0.1" and I cannot for the life of my work out why. I have stripped down ...
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Update to older wordpress version from admin?

I have a Wordpress 2.7.x setup that I would like to migrate to the latest version 3.2.1, however I need to make a stepped-upgrade as some plugins need an older version first (3.0.6 IIRC). However ...
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All Updated Plugins Disappeared

I had 5 plugins with updates. After updating all of them through the Available Updates tool they disappeared from the Network Plugins page. I received errors like this for all plugins: The plugin ...
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Image Insert into posts and pages not working after 3.2.1 update

And I've tried disabling all plugins and using the Twenty Eleven theme. In our sites network, I'm the network admin, so it's not a permissions issue. Any explanation or ways I might be able to ...
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Update Wordpress with SFTP instead of FTP

Is there a way to update Wordpress without the use of FTP, but with SFTP (which uses SSH)? I've only got my server set up for SSH access (and therefore SCP/SFTP).
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What Triggers a Plugin Update Alert

How does WordPress know a plugin has an available update? Is the process handled by the readme.txt file? I am trying to manage 3rd party plugins that I alter in an effort to better fit/meet the ...