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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can't preview drafts after upgrade to 4.0!

I recently updated to wordpress 4.0. However, when I try to preview my drafts, I receive an error saying that I do not have the permission to do so. I've cleared my cache and cookies and restarted my ...
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Reliability of Wordpress 4 one click update

I need to update a clients WordPress site to WP 4, however I'm a little nervous (it is a big, expensive site). How likely is it that something will go catastrophically wrong?
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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 Admin Panel Completely Distorted, no css at all

Hi I have a wordpress installation on AWS and I was facing an issue that authors are not able to submit content like media in one go and an error occurs (time out). By refreshing 5-6 times authors ...
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Unable to connect to wordpress api

My friend have installed a 3.6 wordpress on a CentOS server. It cannot detect a newer version of wordpress that ask you to upgrade. So does the plugins and themes. Also, the oembed of YouTube failed. ...
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Not able to Update wordpress to 4.0

I have a Wordpress 3.7 installation on AWS and I am not able to upgrade it to 4.0. As soon as I try to auto update it, the redirect link goes to http://domain.com/wordpress/update-core.php But it ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Google map disappeared after updating to WP version 4

Few days back, I updated my wordpress website to the latest version Benny. But after that update, everything went haywire. One premium plugin went missing. Google map disappeared into thin air. ...
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How to implement WordPress plugin update that modifies the database?

I develop a WordPress plugin, which has several database tables of its own. The plugin creates these tables when activated, and removes them when deleted/uninstalled. I have to implement an update ...
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Procedural Question on Plugin Installation

I am running WP multisite with about 80 sites. I can see from my server's directory structure the presence of only one directory for ../wp-content/plugins/* Each of the plugins I have installed is ...
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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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Automatic updates of plugins and themes outside of wordpress.org

I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find any info on standardized ways of updating a "private" plugin that does not exist in the wordpress.org repositories. I've seen -- and bought -- plenty of ...
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Custom Admin Message from external source to multiple users

I am administrator for several wordpress sites. Each site has an editor and I would like to find a way to be able to write a single message in an external centralised place, and have that message ...
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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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How to cancle update messages from a changed plugin

I did many changes on an plugin which was allowed to be manipulated. Now I want to be sure, that an update will not overwrite all my changes. What can I do to prohibit it from updating (or showing ...
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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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Prevent WordPress updates from overriding custom language translations?

my site's language is persian and persian is a right-to-left language. Wordpress has a default installation package for this lang but for some cases like very bad translation for dashboard or default ...
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After updating WP keeps nagging about a newer version. Why?

I updated WP to version 3.9.2 (currently the latest) via Git which works fine. However, in the admin it keeps on telling me “a newer version is available”. After some digging somehow it appears to be ...
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Getting 404 after Update in Multisite

we have a multisite install width the following structure: http://domain.com/pages/myblog Where "pages" is blog 1. Other site in the network have domains like: http://anotherdomain.com/pages/blog ...
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update post meta front end

Why doesent this work?! I want to update my postmeta "doors" from frontend <?php if ( isset( $_POST['submit'] ) ) { //if nonce check succeeds. global $post; $postid = ...
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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 array using foreach

I have two arrays consisting of keys and values: Array consisting meta keys: $user_meta_fields = array ( 'first_name', 'last_name', 'job_title', 'college', ...
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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 : ...