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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Good methodology for upgrading a large/complex sites?

Imagine you have a large wp site that is on 3.1 and uses like all features wordpress has (lots of CPTs, is a network-install, has lots of pages/posts with different post-templates, has child themes ...
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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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Wordpress plugin search does not work and updates are not shown, VPS install

I have configured a VPS running CentOS 6.3 and Plesk 11. The install of a blank version of Wordpress works well. However, I have problems with updating Wordpress and searching for plugins. The two ...
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Could not create directory

I have followed the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WordPress ...
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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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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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How to display user's nickname by default instead of username

I need to display the user's nickname by default after they are created in the DB, NOT the username. I am creating a user with: wp_create_user( $user_name, $random_password, $user_email ); ...
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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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Theme my login and update user meta

I'm french and I use the plugin "Theme my login". I want to know how I could update user's meta in a basic page. Thank's for help. In the template of my page , I have this code : ...
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Prevent/Disable Automatic Update Check

WordPress automatically checks for updates to itself and all installed themes and plugins. This adds an annoyingly long delay to loading (any) WordPress pages. In only happens once per day and ...
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Background Updates Not Happening

I have some sites which are not updating with the background updater. I installed the Background Update Tester plugin and everything looks fine. Currently they are at 3.9 but they are telling me that ...
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How can a plugin run a script after being updated in MultiSite?

Imagine a WordPress MultiSite Network with plugin Foo in it (but only active on some of the sites). When upgrading plugin Foo from version 1.0 to 2.0, Foo would like to do some work in the database. ...
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Update own Plugin Repository on Multisite

i have a curios problem what i cannot fix. On the plugin mainfile i defined: add_filter('pre_set_site_transient_update_plugins', array('moreads_update','check_4_updates')); add_filter('plugins_api', ...
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Wordpress 3.6 and Accordion UI issues?

Anyone else having issues with WordPress 3.6 and the Accordion UI? I have a website that was working just fine till I updated it to WordPress 3.6. The accordion menu stopped working. No errors. ...
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Updating WordPress or plugins causes site issues (due to API, I think)

I have a problem with all of the sites I host on my server. Whenever someone updates WordPress of plugins, I manually have to restart Apache to get things to work properly. Should the update process ...
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Upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1

I am not too familiar with WP upgrades. How reliable is one-click auto update for upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1 or should I do a manual upgrade? I also need to upgrade all the plugins. I am planning ...
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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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No feedback when installing plugins or updating

I've had this problem for a while now; I hoped that it would go away when I moved to my new host but it hasn't. Whenever I try to install or update a plugin or theme, or even update Wordpress, the ...
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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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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 ...
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How to get the SQL of the changes made to the database from an update or upgrade?

When I update/upgrade a plugin, theme, or even the core of WordPress, it has an impact in the database, it changes many things. How do I keep track of it? The problem is that I have a repository, all ...
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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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How to update plugin without overwrite custom code

I am using horizontal-scrolling-announcement plugin to announce a news bellow the header.I have added some custom code to hide scrolling news announcement at one event if the admin change the status ...
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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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How to update plugins with database updates if I use svn

I have my own SVN repository that has everything checked in from root of the htdocs directory. The repository includes (I do have some ignores set): Wordpress Core Plugins Themes My process is: ...
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Custom message when wordpress updates are available

Just a quick question to see if anyone has done this before, is there a function that I can use to add a custom message to the "Wordpress XX is available" Recently, I've had clients updating their ...
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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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Cannot add edit themes and add plugins after multisite update

After updating a multisite installation to WP 3.8, when in the My Sites Dashboard, hovering over "Themes" or "Plugins", no submenu pops out. There are however submenus popping out of "Sites", "Users", ...
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Plugin updates, version dependencies, and backwards compatibility

Let's say I have a plugin that's currently at version 1.1, and I am releasing version 1.2. When you run the 1.2 update, a script will run to add new options, columns, tables, etc. A month later, 1.3 ...
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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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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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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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Why won't my site automatically apply updates after upgrade to 3.7?

I've just upgraded to 3.7 and one of the features in this release is the automatic application of security releases. However once I upgraded it said "This site is not able to apply these updates ...
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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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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

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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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 does WordPress need my private ssh key to update?

Configuring WordPress to update within the application (i.e. WordPress) is ideal for me because of its convenience. Nonetheless, I'm troubled by the requirements. The requested fields that show up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Multisite database upgrade SSL error

I have upgraded my Multisite setup WordPress to 3.6.1. And after that, when I do Network Upgrade > Database Upgrade it's showing: Warning! Problem updating http://www.example.com/site1. Your ...
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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 ...