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Forbidden 403 error, permission to access, unable to read htaccess

Recently clean-installed (with exception of themes and content/upload folders) an old wordpress to the latest Wordpress 4.2.2. I continue to get this error below whenever I load files such as ...
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wp-admin throwing 500 errors after update to 4.2.1

Site owner updated her multisite yesterday via the dashboard. The site itself is still running, but the network and primary site dashboard both return a 500 error. However, the wp-admin for two ...
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4.3.1 to 4.4 - WYSIWYG Editor Issues

I've just upgraded my WordPress site from 4.3.1 to 4.4, and I've just come across an issue which I've tested, and it does seem to happen upon upgrading the core from 4.3.1 to 4.4. When I go into a ...
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Can't upgrade themes or plugins after upgrading WordPress to 4.4

I just upgraded a site to WordPress version 4.4, and now whenever I try to upgrade any plugin or theme I get a message like this: An error occurred while updating <plugin/theme name>: Could not ...
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Multisite database upgrade SSL error

I have upgraded my Multisite setup WordPress to 3.6.1. And after that, when I do Network Upgrade > Database Upgrade it's showing: Warning! Problem updating http://www.example.com/site1. Your ...
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What is the fastest way to update a theme?

Currently the process is to open the themes tab, click details, delete the existing theme, click add theme, open the dialogue box, select the file, begin upload then test before activating - but I’m ...
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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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Maximum execution time exceeded while upgrading network on multisite local install [closed]

Every time I try to hit "upgrade network" on my multisite install's dashboard I end up getting the following error message: Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in ...
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I can't upload a new wordpress theme from a zipped file

I'm having trouble trying to upload a zip file Wordpress theme that I bought from Themeforest. I'm getting an inactive "upload theme" button, I have tried to reinstall the Wordpress theme three times ...
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Not able to access admin panel after updating WordPress database fails

After upgrading to WordPress 3.5.2 I can't log in to the control panel anymore. Instead, I'm redirected to /wp-admin/upgrade.php?_wp_http_referer=%2Fwp-admin%2F where I'm presented with a 'Database ...
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Auto-Upgrade to 4.2.2 fails because theme functions.php is included instead of wp-includes/functions.php

I'm trying to upgrade WordPress to the latest 4.2.2. On the screen, I'm seeing: Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.2.2-no-content.zip… Unpacking the update… ...
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Which database table does “Featured images” save under?

I'm having an issue while upgrading WP from 3.2.1 to 3.5.2, where one section's Featured images have all been deleted. When I visit that section's edit post pages, the featured image thumbnails that ...
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Localized version offers upgrade to en-us version

My Dutch 4.2.5 version offers to update to WordPress 4.3.1–en_US when I visit the dashboard. I'm surprised that it does not offer an upgrade to something like WordPress 4.3.1–nl_NL Will this work ...
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“The package could not be installed” when updating plugins, themes, and core files on WampServer

Whenever I update anything on my local WordPress development site, whether it be plugins, themes, or the WP 3.7.1 update, I get this error message: Unpacking the update… The package could not ...
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wp_list_categories

I wonder if anyone could shed some light for me. I have updated wordpress and one of my plugins has stopped working, which is also up to date. I have narrowed it down to exactly what isnt working the ...
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Wordpress Update Plugin Hook/Action? Since 3.9

I've researched this a few times, yet my searching does not reveal much except custom code which may or may not be good WordPress practice. As of the latest releases (WordPress 3.9 "Smith"), has a ...
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Unable to locate WordPress Root directory

I'm trying to upgrade WordPress version of a blog and it fails. I input FTP info (host, user, pass and type) then I get the message: Unable to locate WordPress Root directory. Installation ...
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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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WordPress 3.8 keeps asking me to upgrade to 3.8

It began with version 3.7.1: You are using WordPress 3.7.1. Update to 3.7.1 I've installed and usually update WP with git from https://github.com/wordpress/wordpress: cd wordpress git fetch ...
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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 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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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 private plugin without deleting files?

I have developed a private plugin, that is distributed and installed as a zip file. With this plugin users can upload files and the files will be stored inside the plugin’s directory. Now, I’ve got ...
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4.2.2 stuck in an db upgrade loop with “Call to undefined method wpdb::get_col_length()”

During an automatic upgrade to 4.2.2 I am getting a blank screen on upgrading the database and the following error in the php.log: [Mon Jun 29 08:48:10 2015] [error] [client 127.12.209.129] PHP ...
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WP not displaying the latest version upgrade button

I've downloaded the WordPress project from PRODUCTION environment to my LOCAL MACHINE. I'm not seeing any UPDATE NOW button or links on my LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. Please see the below screenshot But ...
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Best method to upgrade WordPress and Plugins

I'm wondering what is the best method to upgrade WordPress, is it the "One Click" method or "Manual" update. I've used both methods, part of my process is to first test upgrades on my local machine ...
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Upgrading Across Multiple Versions

Codex's recommendations on Upgrading Across Multiple versions says: If you plan on upgrading across more than two major releases, please consider upgrading incrementally to avoid potential ...
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Why is my upgrade folder's files & folders chmoded like this?

I'm unable to update/upgrade anything at the moment and this probably causes the problem. If I try to update the core the following happens (using wp-cli, same happens via the panel): Updating to ...
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Upgrading an old Wordpress install to a new one on a new host

I have a Wordpress blog on my server at home, running the latest Debian-maintained version in the 3.x series. I want to try my hand at virtualizing, and I'd like to do it on my blog, using the latest ...
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Wordpress 4.2.1 upgrade mysqld spikes in cpu usage

After upgrading to WP 4.2.1 we have encountered some huge problems with site being unresponsive. We have located this as the problem (we think) # Query_time: 13.341332 Lock_time: 0.000054 ...
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In Wordpress upgrade hooks, detect what plugin or theme is being upgraded?

I'm writing a plugin that detects when any plugin or theme is installed or being upgraded, and takes appropriate action. I've figured out that I should use the filter hook upgrader_pre_install to ...
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How do I go about fixing this apparently messed up upgrade?

I'm a WordPress novice trying to help a friend (who is even more of a WordPress novice) with his WordPress blog hosted on GoDaddy. It was working fine until he apparently (he doesn't fully remember) ...
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Getting 404 pages when upgrading from 3.5.2 to 4.1.1

So strange but after doing a manual upgrade, most of the pages work except for these: http://www.swa1.design2dev.com/report_card/commitments/country-commitments/burundi/ this works though: ...
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file-gallery plugin line 1573 broken in 4.2 upgrade [closed]

This plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/file-gallery/ seems to be broken on upgrading to wordpress 4.2, here is the error I am getting. [function.require]: Failed opening required ...
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Upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1

I am not too familiar with WP upgrades. How reliable is one-click auto update for upgrading from 3.5.2 to 3.9.1 or should I do a manual upgrade? I also need to upgrade all the plugins. I am planning ...
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Why did my manual upgrade fail?

I have an old intranet site running on 3.6.2 and tried to manually upgrade it to 4.1.1. After moving the files over the site just "spins". I have manually upgraded our sites literally 100 times ...
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redirected to “welcome to 3.8.5” after automatic upgrade to 4.1.1 now other admin links give 500 error

I ran the automatic upgrade from 3.8.5 to 4.1.1 but had fumbled the backups. Now in the admin area only the wp-admin/about.php?updated page works showing me "Welcome to 3.8.5" and inviting me to ...
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Site needs massive upgrade - how to proceed?

I have a former customer who, contrary to my recommendations, has not stayed on top of their WP upgrades. They now need to make the leap from 3.5.1 to 4.1.1 (or whatever is current at the moment). ...
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Execute upgrade-theme with coding

I'm executing some functions remotely from xmlprc with wordpress. I would like to run upgrade-theme remotely for theme that I develop. Assume that wp knows there is new version of theme. ...
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Wordpress 4.1 update broke theme

How do I roll back WP install? Sometime in the last 20 minutes, my website updated to 4.1, which swapped to the 2015 theme and refuses to let me use my template because: The following themes are ...
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Plugin upgrading: Widget settings

I have tried doing some research on this but haven't found anything solid yet. I have a plugin I am working on and between the last version and the new version we made some updates to the widget that ...
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Can a plugin be used to contain all custom functions to extend other plugins

I am very new to Plugin development and I have used my themes functions.php file to modify functionality as needed to date. As a result of conversation with a customer I was asked if it is possible ...
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WordPress not updated correctly

I have hosted my website with grendlehosting site.I have my domain is being hosted there with wordpress installed. I had WordPress 2.x. then I tried to update my WordPress to 4.1. but after the ...
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Upgrading wordpress 2.7 to 4.1 - posts are not listing after importing old db to new

I have wordpress 2.7.1 and this is the time i thought of upgrading wordpress as i get 'Declaration of ... should be compatible with ...' errors. The existing wordpress url is like sitename.com/blog/. ...
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Should I be able to run two different “close” code versions of wordpress with the same DB

A concrete example - I am upgrading to 4.1 from 4.0, the upgrade was successful but I discovered that a plugin broke. Can I just revert the code. The real live issue I am facing is having two ...
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Upgrading from Old Version to Latest Version

I just took over a WP single-site that is running version 3.2.1 I need to install and use a plugin that states "Requires: 3.8 or higher". I actually installed and activated the plugin to see what ...
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Why does Wordpress 4.1 have an auto-update entry in wp_options?

Why exactly does Wordpress 4.0.1 want to upgrade to 4.1 automatically? To be specific, I see in wp_options table, in option with name _site_transient_update_core, a serialized array with an update, ...
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Wordpress errors with PhP Upgrade

I offered to host my cousin's actor profile website on my web hosting account. He had someone create a wordpress site and store it on my account. It was working fine on PhP 5.2, however my host ...
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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 to check for completeness when upgrading fails and stuck in maintenance mode

Background: I was upgrading multiple plugins and when the upgrade (backend) screen comes up, it does take some time to load (I am guessing that WP is fetching the upgrade files). For some reason ...