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 to stop - Database Update Required - from happening again?

So I have had the issue several times now where whenever I update WordPress it gives me the "DataBase update required" and then will not login in to the site. This happens every time I upgrade to the ...
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Prevent wordpress from updating language files

I would like to prevent wordpress from updating language files in languages folder. Not only in case of automatic updates, but also in case of manual ones. I have tried few solutions including change ...
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How should I structure a WP website project using git and updating from WP dashboard?

For months I've been trying to plan out a good project structure for using git version control for WordPress website development that doesn't sacrifice the ability to update core and plugins through ...
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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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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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Brandoo WordPress Unable to Update to WordPress 4.2.2

I have two Brandoo WordPress sites on Azure. Today I recieved a security alert from Microsoft to update to 4.2.2. However, when I try to update WordPress gets stuck in an infinite loop between two ...
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Keep getting update notifcations despite there is nothing to update

Seems like this issue persists no matter how many times I update. As I enter my dashboard almost 100% of the times I get a notification on a WordPress update. It also shows at the bottom of the page. ...
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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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Plugin child folder?

If I make changes to a plugin's PHP file, e.g. located in wp-content/plugins/plugin-name/, how do I prevent my PHP edits from getting erased once an update for the plugin rolls out? Is there such a ...
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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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check server config prior to plugin install

Say I wanted to make it so that a plugin couldn't be installed or activated if the server didn't have a requisite PHP extension installed (eg. libpdf or whatever). How might I do this? Is it ...
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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 ...
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Wordpress Update Get error message

I update latest version of wordpress get error message The file 'wp-config.php' already exists. If you need to reset any of the configuration items in this file, please delete it first. You may try ...
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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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Updating WP 3.9.5 without destroying my website

I have a WP website version 3.9.5 that I want to update to the new version. It was installed in 2014 so I have the folder themes: twentytwelve, twentythirteen, twentyfourteen, and the folder of the ...
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Does Wordpress provide themes_api function?

http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/communicating-with-the-wordpress-org-plugin-api/ From the link above, we can see the Wordpress.org provide a function that can access the Wordpress.org ...
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Can't update/install plugins or Wordpress

I just finished setting up Wordpress on my apache webserver, but now I'm having this problem which is pretty much preventing me from doing anything with my site. Whenever I try to install or update a ...
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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 shows admin's avatar after editing a comment

Recently I updated my wordpress to 4.2.1 and now I have a problem with editing people's comments. After editing them, the avatar picture of who edited the comment is shown instead of the avatar of the ...
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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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Updated from 3.8 to 4.2 and all post types changed to “post”

My client updated his website from WordPress 3.8.x to 4.2.1 in order to make a plugin verify as working correctly. We were holding off originally to do it and some other plugins all at once so we ...
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Subpages 404 after every update to wordpress

There seems to be a delay but every time after updating wordpress whether manual or automatic updates, sub pages break and the only way to fix it is by resaving the permalinks. This is annoying and ...
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Alter plugin without losing changes after update [duplicate]

I have got a photo gallery plugin that is displaying different albums. It is displayed by album thumbnail and title, however only the thumbnail is clickable so I have changed a view php file to get an ...
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Block updates by Server

I've a server and I want to block all the Wordpress Sites Updates Notification (more than 150). I know there is a option in wp-config.php but I want to block all the updates. I put in hosts ...
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is it possible to get update link of a theme or plug-in?

I have a custom theme that I developed. I would like to show a admin notice to user who can manage wp. via function cyn_admin_notice(){ $info['last_update'] = ...
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How can I update Wordpress directly from the admin using ssh?

I have some difficulties on EC2 Amazon instance. I'm not able to update to the latest release of Wordpress directly from the dashboard admin, this caused security restriction. In the past, for ...
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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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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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Seeing “error” as text on white when accessing admin

Honestly, all I did was click "update" on a few plugins and it kicked me out of the admin area. I see "error" as text on a white page. If I view source on the page, I see: error<!-- wp-login.php ...
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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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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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“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 ...
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How do I update a custom theme

I have a custom theme that I use for many client sites. I regularly update the theme and need a way to have the sites notified when there is an update to the theme. I tried using ...
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Check if username doesn't exists

I have a script that imports users via an .csv file. The script checks if a user exists and if so updates it's metadata. If the user does exists but the "status" field contains the word 'archived' 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...