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Could not create directory /wp-content/upgrade/

When I try to automatically install updates to Wordpress or plugins, I receive an error: An error occurred while updating... Could not create directory .../wp-content/upgrade/... My web host ...
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How do WordPress veterans deal with the issues of upgrading WordPress?

Sometimes upgrading WP is catastrophic: critical plugins don't work any more (and new compatible versions don't exist yet). What do the WP veterans do about it? Do they upgrade WP after the boring ...
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Need help fixing sql syntax error after WP 3.2 upgrade

I'm using a plugin that failed after upgrade to wp3.2. The error log shows: WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server ...
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TinyMCE in Custom Metabox not loaded after upgrading from WP 3.1.4 to WP 3.2

I want something very simple: a custom metabox with a TinyMCE editor in it. The following code help me achieve that easily in 3.1.4: add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'add_metaname_box'); function ...
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My WP_Query didn't work after upgrading to WordPress 3.2

I created a custom loop using WP_Query for my featured content slider. <?php $slider_query = new WP_Query(); $slider_query->query("posts_per_page=5&tag=".(get_option('cgr_slider_tag'))" ...
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Client is using Softaculous to upgrade WordPress versions. How do I upgrade from the WordPress dashboard?

My client is using Softaculous for software upgrading. I tried upgrading from the WordPress dashboard and it wouldn't let me. Do I have to somehow "uninstall" Softaculous for this to work?
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error: An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request

I'm using wordpress version 3.1 and if I try to upgrade any plugin on any of my sites I get the error message error: An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request. Not by upgrading ...
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How to configure site for automatic upgrades

I have a WP site running on Ubuntu 11.04. I set the apache www-data user to have write permissions on the entire wordpress directory recursively. This made it possible to update the plugins ...
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Site stuck in “Database Update Required” loop

I just updated to 3.1.3 and now when I go to the admin I get the "Database Update Required" /wp-admin/upgrade.php screen. I click 'Upgrade Now' and it says it's done, but then trying to access ...
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upgrade has caused page content to disappear

I've just transferred a site from one server to another and gone through it and tested it and made sure all the content was there etc etc. I then did a backup of the database via phpMyAdmin and did an ...
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How can I transition a site from using the Beta Tester plugin to a “normal” install?

I'm currently using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin on a site. Is there a "best" way to transition the site to a "normal" WordPress install? The plugin includes this notice: Please note: Once you ...
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How to check plugin compatibility before upgrading Wordpress

When you're upgrading a plugin you can quickly check if the plugin version you are about to upgrade to works with your current version of Wordpress. Is there a way of checking that your current ...
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3.1.3 auto-upgrade

Any ideas on this? I earlier got an error on some update directory, and manually deleted it (unfortunately I didn't write it down). I think I've done auto-upgrades on the same domain before. ...
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How can I migrate a super old version (2.0) of my blog to 3.1?

I can't use any of the import plugins because of the older version -- so it's kind of a pain, plus the URL permalinks arent very optimal. Any ideas on how to do this? I'm afraid I'd have to do this ...
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How to fix this PHP warning in WP-Admin after upgrading to 3.1.2?

I just upgraded from 3.0 to 3.1.2 and in the comments column under Posts in the WP Admin, this error keeps appearing for every row: Warning: number_format() expects parameter 1 to be double, ...
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Upgrading WordPress (File permission group owner)

I have a problem when i want to upgrade Wordpress or install plugin via the Admin. It's say that I don't have the permission to write. but I can upload images and other things... but i cannot install ...
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Upgrade to 3.1.1 Fails

When doing an automatic upgrade, I get this: Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.1.1.zip… Unpacking the update… Could not create directory.: /public_html Installation Failed ...
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Does WP delete deprecated plugin/theme files on plugin/theme upgrade?

Let's say theme 1.0 is installed with 30 files in it. Then two weeks later theme is upgraded to theme 2.0 which contains only 10 files. Do those older 20 files get automatically deleted after upgrade? ...
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When will be the next major update for wordpress?

My client isn't a great fan of updates so I want to assure him that the next major upgrade will be at least 3-4 months down the line. I just upgraded his blog to 3.1 - (YAY!) Would anyone concur with ...
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WP 3.1 upgrade breaks AutoFocus+ theme

I run WP for my photoblog ShutterScape using the awesome theme AutoFocus+. Recently, I upgraded to 3.1 and now, it refuses to show the featured images in the individual post pages. I am suspecting a ...
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WP already installed is asking to install

Hey guys, i did a mistake on a wp site, i uploaded a wrong wp-config.php file on the server during a 3.1 update, saw the mistake, recreated a good one with the good infos, uploaded the file and didnt ...
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WSOD after upgrading to 3.1

I installed the new wordpress 3.1, but it gave me some problems and I had restore everything, you'd know it help me? Practically after updating the site was completely white and I could not access the ...
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Empty space instead of admin bar

So I upgraded to 3.1 now I have a white band above the header of my website in the frontend when I'm logged in, I know this should be the control menu, but just a white band :-(
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Upgrade to 3.1 - Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_cache_get()

I just upgraded to 3.1, and after refreshing I get the following error: Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_cache_get() in /public_html/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 336 A ...
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Ordering Submenu Pages in WP 3.1

I just recently upgraded to WordPress 3.1 a few moments ago. However, I noticed that when you have Post Types show up under a *main* menu page, it overrides the link fo th menu link. Here's my ...
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The new WordPress 3.1 “Admin Menu” isn't appearing on my site or in the Dashboard

WordPress 3.1 added the Admin Bar feature, similar to the one used in WordPress.com websites, which appears on both the website and Dashboard for logged in users (if enabled in your User settings). ...
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Is the built-in updater the “best” way to upgrade WP installations?

With the release of WordPress 3.1, I'm about to update my own WP installation. I've had a thought about the different ways one can do the update: by hand (ugh), via Subversion checkout on the server, ...
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WordPress crashes with “The service is unavailable.” after trying to upgrade plugins

i went to upgrade my plugins and it never came back .. now when i go to my blog i get an error stating: The service is unavailable. i tried renaming the "upgrade" folder under wp-content but that ...
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List Category Posts plugin upgrade fails with fatal error

I just tried an automatic upgrade of List Category Posts plugin to version 0.17.2 on WordPress 3.0.5. I think I had 0.17.1 before. It installed but failed to activate: Plugin could not be activated ...
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What happens to the mu-plugins folder when you upgrade to Wordpress 3?

I am about to press the "upgrade" button in my Wordpress MU 2.8 install. What is going to happen to the mu-plugins folder? And is there an equivalent way for me to automatically activate a plugin ...
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Wordpress MU 2.9.2 to 3.0.5 changes to category.php

In the latest version of WP I see the category.php page is now using edit-tags.php. The version Im running seems to have an issue with the search feature on this page whereas the new version doesnt. ...
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How to run a test WordpressMu to Wordpress3 update?

Currently I am running a wordpress MU site with ~100 blogs. It's Wordpress MU version 2.8.x Because it was so heavily used, I was asked not to update to Wordpress 3 right away. The users are ...
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Upgrading from 2.9.4 to 3.0.x and with a custom theme

I have a site where the Theme is VERY custom and I can no longer work with the developer. Should I be worried about the theme no longer working in 3.0.4. and if so what is the easiest way for me to ...
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Disable a plugin from ever upgrading?

Is there a way to mark a plugin as "never upgrade this plugin" ? I can't upgrade my OpenID plugin, and this prevents me from clicking the otherwise convenient "Upgrade All Plugins" button.
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Plugin Upgrade Strategy

Reading register_activation_hook() told me that in wordpress 3.1, this will only work for every plugin activation, not plugin upgrade. What I want to know is, what's the best plugin upgrade strategy? ...
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WP upgrade can't create directory even though perms are 777

I'm trying to upgrade to WP 3 but I'm getting a weird error when I try to do so: Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.0.4.zip. Unpacking the update. Could not create directory: ...
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Updating Wordpress - the best approach (updating wp core, plugins and db)

What is the best approach (steps) to update Wordpress when I have to update all of the following: wp core plugins database I came across this post http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress ...
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2.9 to 3.0: Pros and cons of upgrading?

I have a wordpress blog running 2.9. I haven't made many mosts yet. I am considering upgrading to Wordpress 3.0. What are the pros and cons of upgrading? Will 3.0 increase security? Is there less ...
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“An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now”— But there is no .maintenance file

I am trying to manually upgrade my wordpress to the latest version (3.0.3)-- after autoupgrade fails. After the upgrade everything works fine except for one little nagging message at the top of my ...
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Upgrade Nightmare - No Posts, Permissions Issues and Can't Create a new post

Symptoms: Can't view ANY previous Posts, but the correct totals are listed by class - published, draft.... When creating a new post - no save or publish button Unable to administer ANY plug-ins - ...
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Upgraded to latest version - 3.0.3 and Now I get a “sufficient permissions to access this page” error

The issue appeared immediately after upgrade. The only part of the application impacted is the sub-menu items under settings where it relates to a plug-in. The core application settings work, just ...
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Subscribers become Authors after Upgrade? / Mass Update of Users?

I have a site with ~30K users, and the vast majority have role 'subscriber' on the main blog. After upgrading from WPMU 2.9.2 to WordPress 3.0.1 I noticed that all 30,0000 users are appearing in the ...
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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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SSH Upgrade Problem

I keep getting the same error, any ideas? I have generated a key without a password using ssh-keygen I set permissions on the keys to 600 I have successfully logged in using ssh -i ...
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How to prepare images for a layout width change?

I maintain a site that will get a new layout, with a new width for the content area (currently 390px, say 500px for the new width). Many images (but not all) are sized to the current width (some are ...
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Error upgrading from 2.9.2 to 3.0.1

I have my wordpress install under svn. I was on version 2.9.2. These were the steps I took: saved a copy of my current wordpress directory cd into my top level wordpress directory svn up (just to ...
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Cleanup uploads folder, Media Library db structure

I am doing an upgrade and cleanup of an old blog that started on Blogger.com, then moved to self-hosted WordPress 2.1, 2.3 and now 3.0. Images in the posts are scattered around: most of them are in ...