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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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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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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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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Why are there updates for obsolete WordPress versions?

Today milestone 3.3.3 was completed – five days after version 3.4. I have seen the same with milestone 3.2.2 which was never released. WordPress does not offer any long term support as Matt once ...
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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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Why does WordPress need my private ssh key to update?

Configuring WordPress to update within the application (i.e. WordPress) is ideal for me because of its convenience. Nonetheless, I'm troubled by the requirements. The requested fields that show up ...
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How to create custom message on plugin update

I saw this message today when accessing my plugin page: So, how do I create this if I want to update my own plugins that's hosted on wordpress?
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Plugin SVN & update API - how are plugins identified?

One thing that's never been clear to me (especially since I haven't submitted a plugin to the repository) is how a plugin's unique "ID" (slug) is generated (i.e. this list). Is it a choice by the ...
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Automating the Backup Process (30+ websites)

I run an increasing number of WordPress sites, as well as several for clients - and logging in to perform upgrades is becoming tiresome. I'm looking for a means of automating the process, preferably ...
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Making update notification functionality for my themes

the question is simple :) I am making a theme that i will use in lots of sites. So, i don't want to go all the site and ftp the files every time i fix a bug or do a theme upgrade. Is there any way i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 create a Wordpress plugin for another wordpress plugin?

I always do changes on the Wordpress plugins for clients. But these changes are always in danger to be lost if the plugin is updated. Is there is a way to make a plugin for another plugin in ...
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what is the correct way to update a plugin via tortoise svn to the repository?

I'm embarrassed to say that I am a bit clueless on the procedure used to update a plugin via tortoise svn even though my plugin has been on the repository for years and had over 300,000 downloads! ...
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Upgrading WordPress and Plugins; any Tips to Avoid Trouble?

Going to upgrade WordPress 2.7.1 to 3.0.1 along with all plugins, any tips to do without trouble? Edit: 7 September Dashboard is showing "New version available" for both, WordPress version and for ...
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Remove “Time to upgrade” message from dashboard

So far I've been using the following code to remove the dashboard update message ("WordPress 3.5 is available! Please update now."): remove_action('wp_version_check', 'wp_version_check'); ...
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Managing WP Core & Plugin Updates for Clients

I'd like to know how you go about managing WP Core & Plugin updates for clients? It's a service my web company would like to start offering but we are unsure of the best solution. Let me provide ...
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Update to older wordpress version from admin?

I have a Wordpress 2.7.x setup that I would like to migrate to the latest version 3.2.1, however I need to make a stepped-upgrade as some plugins need an older version first (3.0.6 IIRC). However ...
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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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Hook into WordPress update?

I'd like to know if there's any way to hook into WordPress update process and send $_POST variable to update server? I'm delivering plugin/theme updates from private server and I hook into this: ...
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Why is google telling me to upate wordpress

Today I got a bunch of messages for many of my sites in Google Webmaster Tools telling me I dont have the latest version of Wordpress and should update. However I have 3.13 up, I dont see any updates ...
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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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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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Plugin update error message

I'm working on a client website where the framework requires a specific plugin version to work properly. With the follow lines of code in my functions.php file, it stops the plugin from updating ...
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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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How to sync with plugins update after I have done manual optimizations?

I have several WordPress running plugins on my site and as per suggestions of wordpress performance optimizations I am planning to do the optimizations on plugins myself. However, that will mean ...
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Is WP vulnerable when updating plugins or themes?

Once, I had a problem that somehow someone managed to change files of my website without FTP or SSH credentials. Probably he got in through WP (probably it wasn't a 'he', but an 'it', a bot), we said ...
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Custom theme/plugin update checks

At the moment, Wordpress checks the wordpress core for it's updates. But, I'd like to add an additional check to repeat the process for themes and plugins using a seperate address, for updating ...
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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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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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Update exisiting site to 3.5 release candidate

I have an existing site that I want to update to 3.5 now, because I want to see if my plugins and themes work in it. I don't want to wait for the full release (when I'll be able to automatically ...
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Update Wordpress automatically on its own

Is it possible to update Wordpress automatically so that when there's a new version of Wordpress, my installation will update itself automatically without me having to login to admin > update ?
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At MultiSite Network Update “Can't Resolve host”, override and continue updating

When the WordPress Network Update script runs, if it gets to a site it "cannot resolve", the script stops there, and no sites are updated period. So if there is 1 site in a 1000 site MultiSite install ...
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Remove update messages for deactivated plugins

Is it possible to hide just update messages for deactivated plugins in WP 3.4+?
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Plugins won't update when Wordpress says they're updated

In a Wordpress 3.5.1 network, I have six plugins which have updates available: AddThis Follow Widget AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget AddThis Welcome Bar Jetpack by WordPress.com Visual Form ...
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Why won't my site automatically apply updates after upgrade to 3.7?

I've just upgraded to 3.7 and one of the features in this release is the automatic application of security releases. However once I upgraded it said "This site is not able to apply these updates ...
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What are the details for function argument wp_update_plugin()

While looking at wp_update_plugin() function. function wp_update_plugin($plugin, $feedback = '') { if ( !empty($feedback) ) add_filter('update_feedback', $feedback); include ABSPATH ...
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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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plugin wants to update to wrong plugin

I get a "update available" notification for my custom plugin "breadcrumbs trail nav" (not hosted in the official repo). Point is that there's a) no update available and b) it wants to get updated to ...
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How to disable plugin update notification for a specific plugin in Multisite

How it is possible to disable plugin update check and notification for an custom specific plugin in WP Multisite. I think it is also important, the plugin is usable as single activation in each blog ...
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A Way to Auto update plugins using cron?

Is there a solution to keep plugins updated with wordpress by auto upgrade them without need to access to the admin panel every time?
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How to notify users of blog updates a la Admin Plugin Update notifications?

What I would like to do is mimic how Wordpress shows an administrator how many new updates there are for installed plugins (a tiny number displayed next to a link). The main difference is that I want ...
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Overwrite textdomain of plugins by default - Lost Translation

Wordpress is awesome, but there is something that is driving me crazy. Whenever a plugin or a theme is updated, all files are deleted and replaced. So if I have custom code or a translation in one ...