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 can I lock down an old wordpress install I don't intend to update?

I am starting a new wordpress blog, and no longer updating an old one. The old one still gets 400-500 hits a day, so I would like to keep it up for archival purposes, as people still link to its ...
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Syndicated Posts when Updated Lose <p> HTML tags

When I have a syndicated post and then make an update to the syndicated copy (not original) it shows up in my blog as one long run-on paragraph. Nothing happens to the Visual or HTML data in that ...
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Automatic Updates For Private And Commercial Themes?

Is there any way to get wordpress to check for, download private theme updates? I found this plugin for private plugin updates.... ...
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Automatic updates not working/plugins not installing

I am trying to run an automatic update from Wordpress 3.0 to 3.02. However, I get the following error message: "Unable to locate WordPress Root directory. Installation Failed" I also cannot ...
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update Semiologic?

I usually wait for Denis to let us know when to upgrade to the next SP and WP version.. Anyone know? Thanks Miami
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Subscribers become Authors after Upgrade? / Mass Update of Users?

I have a site with ~30K users, and the vast majority have role 'subscriber' on the main blog. After upgrading from WPMU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0.1 I noticed that all 30,0000 users are appearing in the ...
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Real automated and unattended wordpress upgrade including plugins

I'm looking for a truly automated way to upgrade wordpress and its plugins, something that i could put in the crontab and configure it to run daily. I have several wordpress plugins (>20) and a ...
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1answer
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How to migrate from Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin to Gurken's new version?

Mark Jaquith's Subscribe to Comments plugin has been a staple of my WordPress site since shortly after I launched it. However, it's not really maintained any more (last updated end of 2007) and it ...
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Can't install new plugins because of the error “Could not create directory”

A faculty member is having difficulties with a instructional wordpress install. Fixing individual permission problems has been hit and miss, and have become a perennial pain, so I'll ask here. What ...
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How to create custom message on plugin update

I saw this message today when accessing my plugin page: So, how do I create this if I want to update my own plugins that's hosted on wordpress?
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Is there a way to upgrade a theme without losing custom templates?

I recently updated the main theme of a production site. Unfortunately, the upgrade process deleted all our custom templates. Is there any way I can prevent this happening again?
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Why do posts disappear from admin after upgrading from WP 2.7.1 to 3.0.1?

After upgrading from WP 2.7.1 to 3.0.1, many of my posts are not showing in the admin section. I have almost 30 posts, but they're not showing on the post admin page. I created a mirror so I have a ...
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Removing the “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public” Message Generated by the WP-DBManager Plugin

I upgraded a client's WordPress from 2.8 to 3.0.1 and after upgrading I am now receiving this message in the dashboard: Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public To correct this ...
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Plugin for automated upgrade of WordPress core and it's plugins?

Is it possible to get your WordPress site to upgrade itself automatically? What I mean is, when plugins etc. needs to be upgraded, can you just press a button, or have a cron job, download the new ...
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Upgrading WordPress and Plugins; any Tips to Avoid Trouble?

Going to upgrade WordPress 2.7.1 to 3.0.1 along with all plugins, any tips to do without trouble? Edit: 7 September Dashboard is showing "New version available" for both, WordPress version and for ...
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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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Permissions to get autoupdate to work

I'm at version 3.0 and want to move to 3.0.1 without having to download/unzip/delete/upload but I get this error when trying to update: Could not create directory.: ...
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How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?
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Updates for a private plugin?

If I write a private plugin, is there any way to use the WordPress auto-update mechanism to update it? I want to encapsulate the functionality, but it's specific to my own 5 or so blogs, so it's not ...