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 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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Post update RSS notification plugin

Whenever I update an older blog post with new information then it is visible to all readers that visit the site itself. Readers of the RSS feed don't get the update and miss the new information. I am ...
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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 ...