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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any workaround to a core update still showing after core update if language set to anything other than US English

I build sites typically in UK English, however I typically leave them in US English because if I set system/general/site language to anything other than "English ( United States)" then when I do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Selectively update themes in WordPress multisite

I have been running a WordPress multisite installation for a few years, and every time WordPress releases an update (from x.y.z to x.y or x.y.z to x.y.z) there is always a chance that one of the ...
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Call specific plugin update

I'm looking for way to update specific plugin via xmlrpc api. There is no exposed any function for do upgrades. I've tried to visit ...
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using wp_update_post for updating custom post type

I'm trying to update post_parent of wp_posts in WordPress database. I've created a custom post type with capability_type = post , but I want it to behave like a page: hierarchical, allowing parent ...
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Can I hook into wp_update_core outside of the admin?

I'm trying to bring some of the admin functionality to a custom front end in WordPress. Questions of security and pragmatism of this aside, is there an available hook to trigger wp_update_core outside ...
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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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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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Errors updating wordpress - SFTP & update issues

I am currently making the transitions of migrating my wordpress site from a hosted service to our in-house server (Centos 7 server installed). Along with Wordpress, I have MariaDB, apache and php. I ...
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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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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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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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get_the_terms is not working

After I updated WordPress, a function using get_the_terms() is not working. When I run get_the_terms() I'm not getting terms, but when I add before that call wp_cache_flush(); I'm getting terms so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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SSL certificate problem when updating

When i try to upgrade things i got the following error: SSL certificate problem, verify that the CA cert is OK. Details: error:14090086:SSL routines:SSL3_GET_SERVER_CERTIFICATE:certificate verify ...
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Move WP cant update anymore

I have move my site to a new server and put in a diferente user and domain but now i cant update or get new plugins themes... Message i get always: An error occurred while updating Twenty Fifteen: ...
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WordPress NOT notifying of new update in dashboard

My website is currently running version 4.0.1. I never even noticed it was an old version until a ran a sucuri website scan which identified that I was running an out-of-date version of software. I ...
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Update wordpress information via cron job directly

I am currently working on a website where there are some attributes of a custom type which will be entered statically using the admin and there are some attributes of that custom type which are ...
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Programatically update non-wordpress repository hosted (self-hosted) plugins

I am working on a plugin that checks for and updates other plugins. The new plugin can easily update other plugins which are hosted on wordpress repository. But how can the new plugin update other ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Background Updates Not Happening

I have some sites which are not updating with the background updater. I installed the Background Update Tester plugin and everything looks fine. Currently they are at 3.9 but they are telling me that ...
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Updating WordPress or plugins causes site issues (due to API, I think)

I have a problem with all of the sites I host on my server. Whenever someone updates WordPress of plugins, I manually have to restart Apache to get things to work properly. Should the update process ...
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WordPress Plugin: Global Update

Hi I want to be able to make a plugin that will check for updates of other plugins that i have made from a single place. In my main plugin file i have include_once( 'class-login-slider-updater.php' ...
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WP 3.8 – Preview button not working for editor

After finishing developing my site I updated WordPress to 3.8. Everything works, but for some reason, an editor cannot click on the Preview button in the backend. Visiting the link ...
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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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Are there any hook or filter when adding new user in Wordpress?

I'm using a plugin Profile Builder (http://wordpress.org/plugins/profile-builder/) to manage my front-end registration. It works fine, and it warns when a user with a certain username already exists. ...
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Error updating WordPress, does not ask for FTP password, just error

I started to update a WordPress blog and ran into a permissions problem. I fixed the permissions problem and started the update again and at some point (been a few days now), I received the following ...
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Malware installation during plugin update?

I update my wordpress blog daily (current version: WordPress 3.5.2). Today I installed an update of "Search everything". After that, my webspace was infected by malware. Interestingly, my blog is ...