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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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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Which directories does WordPress attempt to create when updating core and installing plugins?

Which directories does WordPress 4 attempt to create when updating core and installing or upgrading plugins? The purpose of the question is to gain understanding of the update process and spread that ...
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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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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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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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How Can I setup WP CLI on Windows development machine running AMPPS?

I want to setup WP CLI. On the home page it says that it needs a UNIX like operating system. I am running windows 7 for development but I could probably setup a virtual Ubuntu box or something. Would ...
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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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Is it possible to hook AJAX to UPDATE-button?

I have a site with a custom post. When I enter that custom post in admin (edit)-page then a form is rendered. This form takes like about 2-3s to render - it's a lot of of values in it - both hidden ...
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“Item not updated” when try to change category properties

When I try to change some properties for some categories (in most categories it works without any issues), like category name, or description, I see that it is not updated, and I get an issue "Item ...
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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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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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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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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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Migrate database between 2 different wordpress version

I have been trying to import a sql dump from a production site, which is several wp version behind the development site (4.1), is there any compatibility issue? Every time I try to login after the db ...
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Execute upgrade-theme with coding

I'm executing some functions remotely from xmlprc with wordpress. I would like to run upgrade-theme remotely for theme that I develop. Assume that wp knows there is new version of theme. ...
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Disable requests to api.wordpress.org

I need to suppress outbound requests to api.wordpress.org somehow. They are taking like 1 seconds each and take so many time to load a page when I'm logged as admin. I've searched for some solutions ...
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What's the most secure way to grant a user permission to update in a multisite?

I've created a multisite for a local charitable organization that contains five sub-clinics inside it. I have various plugins running (security, SEO, etc.) in the multisite activated "across the ...
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How to automatically update all pages in Wordpress?

On some pages I have inserted different types of custom forms. I'm finding that when I make edits to the form structure (via a custom form editor) that I also have to update the page that the form is ...
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Does the event 'wp_version_check' even exist? What is it doing?

In version 4.1 of /wp-includes/update.php around line 674, there's this line: add_action('wp_version_check', 'wp_version_check'); I searched through all the wordpress core files for a ...
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Necessary user, group and permissions for core updates

What user, group and permissions of files and folders I need for core updates? Test setups I tried everything the manual recommended me to. Here are some test setups I used, the setup was ...
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How to keep edited plugins updated?

I find myself editing a lot of plugins because they never satisfy my needs, but of course I have to keep them updated. I was thinking about register activation hook into some function that loads the ...
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Error appears on System Update

I have updated a system from Wordpress 3.5 to 4.1 and now on the control panel of Wordpress I get this message: Warning: curl_setopt_array() [function.curl-setopt-array]: CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION ...
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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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Wordpress with composer, how to handle updates?

I'm trying to step up my workflow a bit and I'm now trying out Composer to handle Wordpress & Wordpress plugins. I have never used Composer before and I'm getting quite confused as to how I'm ...
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wp_get_update_data() function running on every admin request

In one specific instance of a WordPress build the admin is incredibly slow, after checking the issue out with the Query Monitor plugin I notice that WordPress is running a handfull (~15) HTTP requests ...
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Post Query not working after updating to 4.1

After updating to Wordpress 4.1 I've noticed one of my more complex post queries has stopped working. It's querying from an events post type and returning posts with a standard timestamp of after ...
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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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Enable update notification, disable updates

There are a lot of question on how to disable updates and/or removing update notifications. But all solutions that disable the update also disable the update notifications. But I want to disable the ...
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What is your best practice to execute one-time scripts?

The Problem We all have been in a situation like this, and a lot of questions on this site need a solution like this. You either have to update a database, insert a lot of data automatically, convert ...
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MobilePress plugin and WordPress 4.1 update

A client website is currently running on WordPress 4.0.1 and he asked for an update to 4.1. The website uses the MobilePress plugin, which had problems with WordPress updates in the past, but ...
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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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Constant for 'barebones' update of Wordpress

I feel slightly stupid asking this, but I could have sworn I stumbled across a constant that could be added to wp-config.php so that, when you update your Wordpress installation, it only updates ...
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Cannot Update wp DB - Get 500 Error

I have this site on godaddy Failpeep.com , It started giving me this problem yesterday , When I tried to login to admin area , It 1st kept loading if I entered the correct password and took me to a ...
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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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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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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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Set custom messages for post update/save

I am trying to make a custom message instead of the default message when i save a post, does anybody know how to do it!
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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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Self-hosted Plugins & Themes store with auto-updates? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to self-host a WordPress Plugins/Themes store (ideally at no cost — I am but a poor developer!) with the following features: Sell Plugin/Theme downloads Auto-updates for sold ...
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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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Pushing out updates to multiple installs?

I'm planning on having many installations of wordpress on my server on different domains is there a way i can push updates out to all of them simultaneously?
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How to speed up installing plugins and upgrading WordPress

I currently run on a VPS that is running the latest version of Ubuntu, PHP 5.5.9, and WP 4.0, and have been running my plugin upgrades through libssh2 via a configuration in wp-config.php ever since I ...
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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 could have changed all of the ' characters in my content to &#039 strings?

So, I've recently updated a WordPress site to 4.0 (I try to stay on top of updates as much as I can) and noticed that something funny had happened to the ascii html characters that I had in multiple ...
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wordpress update will overwrite files changes?

I edit function.php and page.php files for my custom use, everything is fine, but i have query that if wordpress will update then it will overwrite all the files and changes made ??
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Translation update successful but apparently not

I was updating my multi site installation just minutes ago to WordPress 4.0. The dashboard keeps notifying me, of an available translation update. I updated it as well and it gave me a success ...
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Upgrading Wordpress 4.0 asks for FTP password

I was able to upgrade Wordpress 4.0 on my local machine, and I also just updated some plugins on the production machine, but when I try to update Wordpress 4.0 on the production machine, it is asking ...
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Does set_transient() overwrite/update transient option with same key?

Basically that's the question - I wonder if set_transient() overwrites/updates a transient option with the same key?
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Error on update translation

I installed a fresh version of WordPress in my current language (pt_BR) on localhost (WAMP). After log in, WordPress told me that exist an translation update. I clicked to update and the following ...
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Show List of Terms (not posts) that have been Recently Updated?

Is it possible to prepare a list of terms that have been recently updated? For example: I have custom fields attached to my terms and I would like to show a list of terms that have been updated say ...