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1 Always have the latest WP build in your development install and make sure you have Theme Check installed. Check at every major release. That's the obvious one. 2 If you incorporate any external scripts or services in your theme, check these at least once a month. There may be security issues (as with the notorious tim thumb script). Also, your users may ...


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If you really want to be on-the-ball then test all of your plugins and themes against the RC versions of WP when they become available. You're right that using the debugging plugins and looking out for deprecations should let you keep things up-to-date. The release announcements usually show up on https://wordpress.org/news/category/releases/


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I'm afraid reverting would depend on how major the upgrade was. A WP upgrade can change the database structure as well as the core code. Your first step though should be to disable all plugins and see if the site runs without them. If so, enable them one by one until you find the problem one. Same goes for your theme. Try one of the default themes to ...


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Search the theme source-code for SITE_HOME_URL and try replacing it with WP_HOME or with the result of esc_url(home_url()). Locate THEME_PATH and replace it with the result of get_theme_root(). EDIT: In the case of expressduplication.co.uk/SITE_HOME_URLspecial-offers there is probably a wp_redirect() or wp_safe_redirect() that doesnt work because of the ...


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1) I couldn't agree with the answer above because of it being too generic 1a) I just dont want to go change ownership of all my files recursively(as in using a shotgun to kill a musquito). Especially as this work perfectly before. 1b) Wordpress having the "sneaky" feature of all of a sudden ask you for credentials for ftp 2) So I started digging deeper ...


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It looks like the old images are available at eg. http://www.homecredit.ph/files/News-TN-23.png While the site is trying to search for them at eg. www.homecredit.ph/wp-content/uploads/News-TN-23.png There's two issues here: for some reason, your theme is requesting the images without the http:// before them; and it looks like you previously had a custom ...


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If the theme repository is anything like the plugins one, content that hasn't been updated in a while gets hidden, even if it still works. Its probably a good idea to check themes and plugins at least once a year against the latest version, update their meta information, and check them into the repository as an update, even if no functional changes needed to ...


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It is automatic lock to prevent multiple core updates. It will be gone after 15 minutes. If you don't want to wait just delete from your wordpress options table (usually wp_options) record with option_name = 'core_updater'


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3) Relax. You will have to update WP core anyway, so some work is inevitable. If a plugin is discontinued there usually will be an alternative. The most important thing is not to use plugins that require shortcodes in individual posts, because if these are discontinued that will really break your site. Apart from plugins you will also have to worry about ...


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Write the functionality you need in your own plugin(s). Those can be submitted to the official plugin repo and maintained by you, or you can write one off plugins (what I usually do) that are client specific and never hit a public code base. You also need to think about the plugin. Does it only have 500 active users and hasn't been updated in two years? ...



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