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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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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Customizing a WordPress theme without changing it?

I have found and downloaded a theme. However I want to tweak the CSS some to change the design, colours etc. a bit. How should I go about doing this, while still being able to update the theme without ...
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Filter any HTTP request URI?

I want to filter any HTTP request URI done through the HTTP API. Use cases: The WordPress update check goes to http://api.wordpress.org/core/version-check/1.6/, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Update plugin from personal API

I'm developing a wordpress plugin at the moment which I do not want in the Wordpress plugin repository. However I still want to be able to push updates to my costumers from my own API repository. ...
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How to force function to run as the last one when saving the post?

I don't know how to force this function to run as the last function after all other save things from WP are executed. This is my current code in my plugin: add_action( 'save_post', 'do_custom_save' ...
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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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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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Wordpress 3.2 has broken my TinyMCE code

My code was working up until the 3.2 update, where I noticed that tinyMCE has been updated too. Does anyone have any ideas why this may not work now? I don't get any console errors but I don't get ...
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How do I prevent Plugin updates from clobbering user edits?

How can I prevent my plugin updates from clobbering the user edits and file additions in a particular subdirectory of my plugin? I wrote a syntax highlighting plugin that makes use of GeSHi. A sub ...
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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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Wordpress 3.9 Database Update Infinite Loop

I recently updated my blog's Wordpress version to 3.9. After running the update I received this message upon trying to access the admin panel. Database Update Required WordPress has been ...
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How can I lock down an old wordpress install I don't intend to update?

I am starting a new wordpress blog, and no longer updating an old one. The old one still gets 400-500 hits a day, so I would like to keep it up for archival purposes, as people still link to its ...
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Removing the “Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public” Message Generated by the WP-DBManager Plugin

I upgraded a client's WordPress from 2.8 to 3.0.1 and after upgrading I am now receiving this message in the dashboard: Your backup folder MIGHT be visible to the public To correct this ...
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How do I disable dashboard update notifications for subscribers?

For registered users to my blog, if they click on the dashboard, they get an alert suggesting that they tell the site administrator (me) that the new version of WordPress is available. All I want ...
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Real automated and unattended wordpress upgrade including plugins

I'm looking for a truly automated way to upgrade wordpress and its plugins, something that i could put in the crontab and configure it to run daily. I have several wordpress plugins (>20) and a ...
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Any Facebook component doesn't work on Wordpress website after update. Why?

I have a problem after updating plugins and Wordpress. All my Facebook widgets that I have been using disappeared. In code I see: <fb:like href='http://facebook.com/...' send='false' ...
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Do action on publish or update?

Is there a way to only do a section of code on a template if the post has just been published or updated? What do I need to wrap around that code? UPDATE: I need to check if any of my custom-post ...
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Send automatic mail to Admin when user/member changes/adds profile

Is there a way to send the updated/added values from profile, when a member/user updates his/hers data, to the admin of the site or another emailadress? Can this be the first step? /* do something ...
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How to update serialized data in the user meta data

In my wp_usermeta table I have a field called "wp_s2member_custom_fields" In it is stored this value: a:2:{s:6:"alumni";s:3:"Yes";s:19:"donations_collected";s:2:"10";} I am trying to use: ...
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Plugin for automated upgrade of WordPress core and it's plugins?

Is it possible to get your WordPress site to upgrade itself automatically? What I mean is, when plugins etc. needs to be upgraded, can you just press a button, or have a cron job, download the new ...
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What are the best practices for updating?

Don't want to do anything to take down my blog. Here are some upgrade-related questions: How often should Wordpress be updated? What is the best way to do it? How to know if there is a problem with ...
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Which files get updated in a plugin update?

When a user updates a plugin from the WordPress admin panel, does every plugin file get overwritten, or just the ones that have changed from the previous version? For example, let's say that a plugin ...
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Is there a Wordpress core & plugins update action hook?

I would like to run several actions on a website once WP core or any of the plugins have been updated using the built-in update process. Is there a way to do it? I would prefer if I could run ...
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What Triggers a Plugin Update Alert

How does WordPress know a plugin has an available update? Is the process handled by the readme.txt file? I am trying to manage 3rd party plugins that I alter in an effort to better fit/meet the ...
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How to make my plugin able to be updated from admin panel?

Most of the Wordpress Plugins are able to be updated from admin panel. You go to Admin Panel > Plugins > Installed Plugins > and if you have an outdated(old plugin) that has a new version, ...
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register_activation_hook and updating

I have used: register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'CrayonWP::install'); In install() I would like to check the plugin version being installed, and if it is below a certain version, I would like to ...