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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 ...
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How to customize a plugin whilst maintaining ability to upgrade

I am currently working on a major update to one of my WordPress plugins. The plugin lets the user choose from several available skins. Quite often I get asked to create a custom skin. To prevent this ...
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How to prevent redirect to 'About' after core upgrade?

In wp-admin/includes/update-core.php we find the following line: add_action( '_core_updated_successfully', '_redirect_to_about_wordpress' ); I want to remove this action, so I created a mu plugin ...
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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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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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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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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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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 with SFTP instead of FTP

Is there a way to update Wordpress without the use of FTP, but with SFTP (which uses SSH)? I've only got my server set up for SSH access (and therefore SCP/SFTP).
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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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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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What is the purpose of logging out after Wordpress upgrade?

I had recently noticed when testing Wordpress 4.0 upgrade, that it logged out of the site and went to the login screen, with a message saying to log back in to enjoy the new improved Wordpress. What ...
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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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825 views

How do I fix problems with users not being able to publish and only submit for review after upgrade of Multisites installation?

We have a previous WPMU installation that has been upgraded to a WordPress Multisites installation. Since upgrading to 3.3.2 from 3.2.1 we have problem with editors/admin not being able to post on ...
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640 views

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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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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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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Release Model for Wordpress?

Is there a reference for the wordpress release and version model? In particular When a new release like 3.6 comes out, will 3.5 have security fixes for a period of time? Are some release more likely ...
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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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Upgrading Wordpress 4.0 asks for FTP password

I was able to upgrade Wordpress 4.0 on my local machine, and I also just updated some plugins on the production machine, but when I try to update Wordpress 4.0 on the production machine, it is asking ...
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How to avoid plugin name conflicts from the upgrade notifier?

I've wrapped a quick hack as a plugin to add Google Analytics to my site. Named it "Google Analytics" and, sure enough, WP offered me to upgrade my v0.1 plugin to some random plugin from the plugin ...
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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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Upgrading a custom theme through the Dashboard

I can't seem to upgrade my custom theme. Whenever I try to uploaded a new package, all I get is: Unpacking the package… Installing the theme… Destination folder already exists. ...
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What files to keep after upgrading WordPress?

We were recently handed a few blogs/sites to support, that have started way back when wordpress was on v2.1.3 or even 2.0.4 After upgrading the sites to the latest versions (3.4.2 and 3.5) we found ...
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Import old SQL dump into new Wordpress version

I'm trying to restore a Wordpress blog from a backup. Unfortunately, all I have is an SQL dump of the database as generated by phpMyAdmin. The dump was created when the blog was running Wordpress ...
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Good methodology for upgrading a large/complex sites?

Imagine you have a large wp site that is on 3.1 and uses like all features wordpress has (lots of CPTs, is a network-install, has lots of pages/posts with different post-templates, has child themes ...
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How can the temporary update directory be changed?

When a plugin, theme, or even WordPress itself are updated, it downloads and saves the files (.zip, extracted files, etc.) to wp-content\upgrade. This is not always desirable. For example, I run a ...
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What is the easiest way to implement cascading database upgrade for my plugin?

Lets assume following situation: I develop a plugin. The plugin requires custom database table to store some kind of information. From month to month I release new versions of my plugin. Different ...
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Updating servers at once in web cluster

We have a pretty basic load balancing setup with 3 web servers behind a load balancer connected to the same db server and pointing their wp-content/uploads folder to an nfs share. We have the first ...
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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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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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how to test a theme upgrade

Is there a way to test run a theme through the automatic updater? We have a theme where a version will introduce new functionality which might break existing themes. I would like to check previous ...
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How to log database changes during an upgrade?

I have Wordpress installed in a classical LAMP configuration. Is there any way to, in a protected environment (like staging), automatically log all database changes (i.e. drop indexes or alter tables) ...
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multisite: allow only specific users to update sites [duplicate]

We run a 20+site WPMU, and have ~16 super admins. Today we made a new admin and before we could even talk to her, she updated the site to 3.8, which we weren't on yet due to lots of silly ...
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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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1answer
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Upgraded from 2.8.x to 3.3.1 and lost content

First of all I did a manual upgrade of the wordpress site. I did everything by the book. I disabled all plugins, did all the backups. I upgraded to the new version, everything went fine. Only that I ...
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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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Why users disable the WordPress update?

Users install plugins which disable update reminders. Plugins: disable WordPress Core Updates disable WordPress Plugin Updates disable WordPress Theme Updates Look at the counter of plugins ...
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Why won't Wordpress on localhost find updates?

I've got Wordpress running on WAMP. For some reason, when I check for updates to the core and to my plugins, it tells me that everything is up to date, even though I know that I am one version behind ...
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Best Way to Upgrade from WP 2.8 (!)?

I offered a friend to help translate from English some parts of his (mostly) Hebrew install. Then he told me two things: 1) That he's running 2.8 (he was worried about updating because he didn't ...
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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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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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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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Rolling Back from current WordPress version to previous one

What happens if we rollback from (for example) 3.8 to 3.5.1 and keep the same new DB created by the current version? Will that break anything?
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Can I degrade back to 3.7.1 from 3.8 by just coping old wp files?

I just want to downgrade back to 3.7.1 from 3.8 Easiest thing to do is just replace old wp files and overwrite new 3.8 files. Will there be any issues if I do this? Thanks
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Why is it bad to use the GUID?

I recently upgraded my WP version from 3.2.x to 3.5.x. In the process, the WP functions that retrieve images (wp_get_attachment_image_src, get_the_post_thumbnail, etc) are now broken. I had to change ...
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How a deprecated function can crash WordPress site while upgrading

It is said that deprecated functions used in plugins & themes can crash a wordress website while upgrading to newer version, I want to see an example of deprecated function that can cause a crash. ...
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“Upgrade Network” error: stuck with SSL certificate verification

When trying to update one Network/MU install, I got the following error. Warning! Problem updating https://subdomain-A.example.com. Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. ...
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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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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 ...