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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add custom column in WP database (core table)?

I know,there exists usermeta table, but dont need that. my question is: if i add an extra column in core WP-USERS table, is there any threat to it in future? may a wordpress update remove that column ...
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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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“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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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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Remove update nags for non-admins

I'm trying to remove or hide the update nags for non-admin users. As an admin, I see: The popular answer I've seen to handle this says to use: function hide_update_nag() { if ( !...
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Wordpress calls my plugin while trying to update Wordpress Core

I am developing my plugin right now, and I have faced with one issue. I tried to update my Wordpress core to the latest version but it shows me an error in my plugin. I think I doing something wrong. ...
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After upgrade to php 7 plugin/them updates broke [closed]

I upgraded my Ubuntu server to php 7 and setup ssh2. Afterwards, my WordPress plugins/themes will not update. I am receiving the Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content). This ...
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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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Why are the automatic updates to Wordpress behind the version my site is on?

Been getting messages on a regular basis that my wordpress site has been automatically updated. The most recent one came in today and says it was updated automatically to WordPress 4.4.4. My website ...
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How to automate post update website check?

I maintain clients' Wordpress websites (~25 installations) as a part of my job. To do this quickly and efficiently I use Jetpack's "Manage" feature. In case something went wrong I have fully automated ...
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Is WooCommerce updates for WordPress necessary? [closed]

Hi guys I have 2 notifications for WooCommerce currently! 1) - WooCommerce Data Update – We need to update your store's database to the latest version. 2) - WooCommerce plugin update to version ...
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Should I upgrade?

I am administrating my site, which was built by a developer using WordPress 4.4.2. Since I am just learning my way around WordPress, I am wary about the message on my dashboard: WordPress 4.5.2 is ...
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After updating wordpress 4.5 my homepage and images not displaying

My site is http://exteriorinteriorsdesign.com/ After Updating wordpress 4.5,it couldn't load my images and articles on Homepage, and dashboard also doesn't show when i move my cursor over there. ...
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Any way to permanently translate themes?

For the reason beyond my imagination Wordpress never had chance to get real theme updater (i.e. the one that would actually update only changed files) and instead offers a-joke-called-updater, that ...
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How to keep cache files after plugin update?

I've got a premium plugin and setting up a custom solution to serve updates. However I've got a question regarding how contents are managed. Wordpress just remove old plugin folder and install the ...
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Admin user can't update WP

I have a site running WP 3.3.2. The backend shows a bar saying "WordPress 3.5 is available! Please notify the site administrator." Funny thing is that I'm logged in with an admin user, I double ...
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to perform the requested action wordpress needs to access your web server. please enter your ftp

I'm following Changing File Permissions « WordPress Codex, yet when I'm try to update and/or install plugin and/or theme through wp-admin, I'm getting following: To perform the requested action, ...
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Plugin update warning

Is it possible to show a warning message for a certain plugin update? For example from version 0.3 or lower to 0.4 or higher? EDIT: I need something like upgrade notice (wich doesn't work correctly ...
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On update, set post status to 'draft'

In my website I have created a custom post type named "Activities". A certain user group is able to add/edit these posts. I'd like to set the post type to "draft" each time a user (not administrator) ...
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Best practices for monitoring the need for future updates on a theme that I developed?

I recently developed a theme which has been accepted into the WordPress repository. I want to keep this updated for my users. What is the recommended way to monitor the theme's need for updates? My ...
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Correct procedure for fixing broken WP sites after WP version update

What is the correct procedure for fixing a WP site that has broken due to a recent update to the latest WP version. Assuming there are no backups both locally or via the web host. Is it a case of ...
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Some links broken after updating Wordpress version

first post on here so go easy :) got a problem with a wordpress site (custom theme) http://expressduplication.co.uk which was built a few years ago by a company we are no longer able to get in touch ...
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Get rid of Another update is currently in progress

I was trying to update my wordpress core to 4.5.1 but my system was missing some permissions, and now after giving correct permission, I cannot get rid of that message and I cannot upgrade. Tried to ...
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How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?
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Wordpress Automatic Update to 3.9.1 breaks Permalinks [closed]

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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Surviving Wordpress and plugin updates

In the phase of developing a new wordpress-based site, I'm evaluating also future pitfalls such as upgrades. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that a third party plugin will not be discontinued. But ...
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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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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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Disable Database Update Required ? break my website

Im having an issue if i want to login to the dashboard, it needs a "Database Update Required" I'd like to disable it, because once it update the Database, if I go to any post of single-pages, it ...
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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 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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Theme broken after upgrading to WordPress 4.5, missing stylesheet?

Updating to WordPress 4.5 broke my theme, ThemeWoot Emulate. It appears that perhaps a stylesheet is somehow missing. Example symptoms: The mobile menu is shown by default The top search box is ...
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Can't install new plugins because of the error “Could not create directory”

A faculty member is having difficulties with a instructional wordpress install. Fixing individual permission problems has been hit and miss, and have become a perennial pain, so I'll ask here. What ...
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Updating to Version 4.5 bumped my “main sidebar” widget out of place

I updated to the newest version of word press and it changed my home screen. Essentially it shifted my text to the right and as a result shifted my "main sidebar" widget downward to now begin below ...
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opcache_reset on plug-in/theme/core update

wordpress it seem not reset opcache after plug-in/theme/core update. For solve this issue i have set in the php.ini opcache.validate_timestamps=1 all work correctly but validate_timestamps when it'...
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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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Debug errors for “Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable”

I'm system administrator, and quite befuddled as I find way to make a debug to know why error message you receive one of my users when trying to update their plugins. Server Apache 2.4 PHP 5.5.32 ...
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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 https://github.com/...
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Why won't Wordpress on localhost find updates?

I've got Wordpress running on WAMP. For some reason, when I check for updates to the core and to my plugins, it tells me that everything is up to date, even though I know that I am one version behind ...
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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 Read/Write/...
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Update Wordpress from non-public machine

I'm setting up a Wordpress installation on a development machine. This machine, for both technical and security machines, isn't routable from the internet. (In other words, while it can connect to the ...
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Avoid loosing changes to theme

I am worried that my carefully edited theme files (for a course I am participating) will be lost when WordPress performs updates. Am I save that I will not loose anything? What changes does WordPress ...
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Creating a child theme after numerous edits to parent theme

So a quick explanation: I started messing with Wordpress a couple of years ago, having experience with HTML, CSS and some PHP. At that time I was paid a few hundred bucks to whip together a ...
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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 ../wp-...
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Auto backup before automatic Wordpress updates

Is it possible to have a auto backup solution, that backs up my files and database before automatically upgrading Wordpress. Keeping up to date with the Wordpress versions seems to be more important ...
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Plugin upgrade failing during unzip

I am having an issue upgrading one particular plugin on a site of mine. All other plugins on this site upgrade without an issue. It is not a permissions issue as this has been checked multiple times ...
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How (or where) do I get wordpress plugin update download link?

When I update a plugin, that isn't hosted on the repository, I often wonder "Where is the updated plugin being downloaded from?". Any idear on how would I go about find out the update link?
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Can I check plugins and themes for PHP 5.6 ahead of global PHP server Update

My server is updating to PHP 5.6 next week. I manage about 30 WordPress websites. I looked for a plugin that would check if any of the code throughout the other plugins and theme would break with the ...
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What is the correct way to update both WP/plugins/themes without breaking the site?

We seem to get Wordpress core updates/plugin updates/theme updates thick and fast and usually every day. When managing a third party Wordpress, what is the best procedure to stay secure and have a ...