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 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 ...
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Wordpress 3.2 has broken my TinyMCE code

My code was working up until the 3.2 update, where I noticed that tinyMCE has been updated too. Does anyone have any ideas why this may not work now? I don't get any console errors but I don't get ...
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Email user on wordpress upgrade

I'm pretty new to WordPress and i'm trying to customise my theme to send an email to myself when a upgrade is required. I'd rather not use a plugin as this means I have to install it for each ...
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Can I upgrade plugins via FTP?

I'm having some trouble upgrading my plguins through the Dashboard, If i upgrade plugins manually via FTP, will i lose any info from plugins like statpress and all in one seo?
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Disable update notification for individual plugins

Is there a way to disable update notifications for specific plugins? As a plugin developer, I have some plugins installed on my personal site using the svn trunk version for testing, but the same ...
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Why is google telling me to upate wordpress

Today I got a bunch of messages for many of my sites in Google Webmaster Tools telling me I dont have the latest version of Wordpress and should update. However I have 3.13 up, I dont see any updates ...
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Send email to Admin when user/member updates specific user/member data

I have previously asked about How to automatically send email to Admin when a user/member changes his/hers profile data. And got some very good answers. Send automatic mail to Admin when user/member ...
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WordPress: update_option, don't update empty options?

How would I go about not letting empty data into wordpress? <?php foreach($_POST['eirepanel_inline_ads_options_name'] as $post_eirepanel_inline_ads_options_name): ...
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what is the correct way to update a plugin via tortoise svn to the repository?

I'm embarrassed to say that I am a bit clueless on the procedure used to update a plugin via tortoise svn even though my plugin has been on the repository for years and had over 300,000 downloads! ...
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plugin wants to update to wrong plugin

I get a "update available" notification for my custom plugin "breadcrumbs trail nav" (not hosted in the official repo). Point is that there's a) no update available and b) it wants to get updated to ...
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What hook should be used to programmatically create a post only when master post is updated?

Pippin and Jean-Baptiste Jung have very good tutorials on how to programmatically create content when a new post is published using these four actions hooks... publish{post_type} ...
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Hide update messages from non-admin users?

Is it possible to hide the update messages for any users other than the main admin? We use WP as a CMS for clients and it's a bit annoying that a normal user has to read something like: WordPress ...
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Update plugin from personal API

I'm developing a wordpress plugin at the moment which I do not want in the Wordpress plugin repository. However I still want to be able to push updates to my costumers from my own API repository. ...
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update = remove code

i updated my wordpress in 3.1 (i'm using twenty ten) and some of my code has been deleted, i'd like to understand it : is it only because i'm using the "twenty theme", that the "code" was replaced ...
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How to get plugin name from plugin file location

I'm running this code to tell me what plugins need updating: $update_plugins = get_site_transient('update_plugins'); Here is an example return: Array ( [login-lockdown/loginlockdown.php] => ...
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Custom theme/plugin update checks

At the moment, Wordpress checks the wordpress core for it's updates. But, I'd like to add an additional check to repeat the process for themes and plugins using a seperate address, for updating ...
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Is there a wp-config.php option or constant that I can set to allow me to download nightly / beta builds?

Nightly Builds or Beta Releases? I like using the /wp-admin/update-core.php utility to update wordpress. But I'd like to be able to use it to download beta releases or nightly builds. Does anybody ...