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 you navigate away from the updates screen during an update?

Bit of a random question, I was running an update on a plugin, and went to ⌘ + click another item from the the dashboard menu, finger slipped and I ended up going straight to that page before the ...
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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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How to notify my plugin users about new version releases?

I developed some WordPress plugins that I sell from my own website. Say, I released a plugin XXX (version 1.0) and someone purchased this. Few days later, I released version 1.1 of that plugin. Now ...
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When attempting to update a self-hosted WordPress site, I'm seeing “ASN1 unknown message digest algorithm”

I've got several WordPress sites that I self-host on a Windows Server. When attempting to perform the upgrade process, via /wp-admin/update-core.php?action=do-core-upgrade I see the following error: ...
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WordPress update 4.4.1 redirect loop

I have updated the WordPress site from 4.2.9 to 4.4.1 today. Now, after update the home page is going into redirect loop. The inner pages/posts , admin dashboard and all works fine. Only issue is with ...
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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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Why doesn't WordPress show all ajax update process anymore?

I have the same WP installation running on localhost and online. When we click to update a plugin or a theme, we see a screen with each step status of that update, through ajax. This works fine ...
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Can't update database after wordpress update from 3.8.1 to 4.4.1

I have just updated wordpress 3.8.1 to 4.4.1. Tried to update in various ways: Before updating I have deactivated all the plugins and switched to the default theme provided by wordpress i.e. ...
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Update to 4.4.1 breaks my pagination

Hi, I recently updated to 4.4.1 and I noticed my pagination was screwed up. I cant go to page 2 or further because all it does is going back to the home page so I had to go back to a previous version ...
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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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Permissions to wp-content folder in Windows Server 2012

I've made some tests to solve this problem: trying to update some plugins via Wordpress backend I always receive a "Unable to create folder" error. So I've initially added IIS_IUSRS with ...
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How to modify the plugin update counter in the main menu? (red badge in the Plugins menu button)

I am providing a self-hosted plugin update system for my plugin. I hoked everything in order to replicate the information provided by the "Wordpress repository" pending for update plugins in the admin ...
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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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It is possible a Real-Time action in wordpress that reload its page on post update?

Is there a way in wordpress that whenever a post or any other content is updated then automatically all user browsers that are navigating the site get a real-time refresh page.
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Using one-click plugin upgrade feature securely on suexec server

I've been searching for a definitive answer to this question for a couple of hours but can't find anything. I'm running multiple sites on a server using suexec. The owner and group of all files and ...
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How can one update a theme on a live site without interruption?

So i have a WordPress-based site with a custom Genesis child theme. Once the site goes live, we are obviously going to need to make changes periodically to the child theme's code — modifying CSS and ...
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Can't update Wordpress 4.0

I'm trying to update wordpress but when I click update, it give me the error msg "Apologies, but we were unable to find what you were looking for. Perhaps searching will help." Can anyone advise? ...
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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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upgrade wordpress core programmatically in php

I need to know the parameter of the Core_Upgrader->upgrade. Since when I had passing current version of the wordpress I got the response like latest version is installed but still wordpress core was ...
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How to automatically update on localhost after editing files

I'm just starting with learning wordpress and wondering if there's a way if I can have my page in the browser (on a localhost using WAMP) automatically update after I make updates to the theme's code ...
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FS method direct on NGINX

WordPress is a great CMS but when it comes to debugging and error reporting it becomes pretty annoying. I've been searching a solution for my problem for quiet a while now. Unfortunately without any ...
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Function to see how many plugins on a site need updating

I manage a lot of WordPress websites and want to create a system that allows me to check how many plugins on a given site need updating. So basically what I need is a custom function that returns the ...
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Reverting from a newer version of WordPress to an older version

For some reasons I need to degrade WordPress version of a site (I understand that it is not a good practice to do and I can fall into many troubles by doing so) but I still need to do it for some ...
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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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How to update/ change category of post when it is inactive for a certain days

From the discussion setting, I found that wordpress can turn off the comment automatically when you don't get any comments for a certain days. I am trying to write a function so that I can change the ...
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Changing plugin slug with update

My plugin uses camelCase in file and folder like myPlugin/myPlugin.php I've encountered several issues with this on plugin updates. Most of them work just fine and it's more a cosmetic thing but on ...
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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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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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Auto-updating Wordpress from a local zip file

I have a Wordpress blog hosted on a server without outgoing network. Therefore, Wordpress cannot check for a new version and/or update automatically to a new version. Currently, the only ways I'm ...
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Under which circumstances is the .maintenance file not deleted?

When WordPress does plugin/theme/core updates, it creates a .maintenance file which temporarily puts the site in maintenance mode. Sometimes this file does not get deleted and users are locked out of ...
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Private theme update with zip archive without deactivating the theme

I have a private theme and I want to deploy new theme versions of it as smoothly as possible. I've heard about: hosting the theme somewhere like wp-updates.com using plugins to update theme ...
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Why does WordPress 4.2.2 require FTP to update?

I am trying to update to WordPress 4.2.2, but it requires FTP details. Considering that everything WordPress-related is assigned to apache, and the server runs as apache, shouldn’t WordPress be able ...
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How to add new theme to running website

I had a website running, I want to change the theme and add some other functionality while doing that I want to test different themes but i am afraid of messing up with my content of running website, ...
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cannot update ftp credentials even when group owner has write access

Why doesn't update work for wp? _www has write permission to everything as you can see. But it always asks for ftp credentials. Only way is to have wp dir owned by _www. Why?
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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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WP-CLI not recognizing commercial plugin updates

I'm running into an issue I haven't encountered before where WP-CLI is not recognizing plugin updates for commercial plugins. The plugin updates appear in my WordPress dashboard, but running ...
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How does one dismiss the 'upgrade notice' when managing upgrades with SVN?

I manage a site as a Subversion checkout of a tagged release (e.g. http://develop.svn.wordpress.org/tags/4.3.1 ), which means that I don't use the built-in core updater but rather just do a svn sw to ...
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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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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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Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content)

I have tried to update my plugins in wordpress-admin but for some reason i am receiving an error "Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content)" I have checked on my server and the folder ...
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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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Plugin updates are not shown

I have a site developed in WordPress 3.5.1. I have updated the WordPress to latest version (4.3.1), but it's not showing the plugin updates. It's showing all plugins are up to date, but i have already ...
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wordpress automatic update does not run

Hey Im creating automatic update plugin for wordpress and i have added following code using add_action('init' add_filter( 'allow_major_auto_core_updates', '__return_true', 1 ); add_filter( ...
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Updating plugins asks for FTP information, why? (this is a new one)

First off, this has nothing to do with permissions, I already checked that. So please don't mark this as a duplicate. Any time I try to update a plugin, I get this dialog: I went overboard and ...
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Wordpress updates being blocked by proxy

my network proxy (I assume) is blocking my local wordpress installs to updating plugins and the core. Does anyone know how the update works and what would need to ask IT to whitelisted to allow ...
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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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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 4.3.1 not showing up as update

I am not seeing the 4.3.1 update button in the dashboard. We have disabled automatic updates with the following code: define('AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED', true); Would this stop notifications as ...
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WP_Widget deprecated error in Wordpress V4.3

This error only happened this morning as I updated my wordpress site to version 4.3. Two other sites on the same hosting ( and all using CPanel as an admin portal for the hosting) are not having any ...
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Child themes & updates?

How the hell do you keep up with updates without a week worth of hassle? I must be incredibly stupid or something because I can't figure out how to make it painless. PS! This is a problem for those ...