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Questions tagged [automatic-updates]

Cron based background upgrades for WordPress core, plugins, themes and language packs.

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How to automate importing of files with “add from server” wordpress plugin?

I would like to automate the importing process of the "add from server" wordpress plugin. This plugin lets me use my files, which I uploaded directly to my server, in my wordpress media library. ...
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How to force an update of WordPress core to a newer minor version, using the Dashboard?

It would save substantial time to have an efficient method of forcing a WordPress core update to the latest minor version, using the Dashboard so that cPanel or an equivalent isn't needed. Minor ...
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Problem with automatic role change through cron job

I have a function called by a daily cron job that automatically changes the role of users after a period of time. The 1st role update should happen 120 days after registration, and a 2nd role update ...
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Automatic updates only in a predefined maintenance window

I would like to use the automatic wordpress updates feature. But I wish that updates can only be done within a predefined time windows. In order to avoid an update during a critical use windows of ...
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I should enable automatic updates?

I have a small hosting company with a few hundred sites hosted on cPanel. All my clients need to use a WordPress plugin from our company for compatibility issues. So I have the option to make all ...
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Why won't my site auto-update?

I have a WP installation that used to automatically update but has recently stopped doing that. I've enabled updates with the following configuration: define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true ); I've ...
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How to disable translations update notifications for a plugin?

I need the plugin to keep notifying about the updates, except for its translations. Is it possible to disable translations update notification for a specific plugin?
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Group ownership permissions don't allow web server to update Wordpress content

I have hardened my Wordpress settings as follows: All files/directories are owned by my user account (myUserName) and are group-owned by my web server (http) -- myUserName:http All folders have 755 ...
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How to add line breaks to $email['body'] when using auto_core_update_email hook

I am using the auto_core_update_email hook to modify the auto update email sent by WordPress. However I cannot figure out how to add line breaks to the email body. Here's my code: function ...
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IP addresses to block to stop WP auto-update?

I am trying to run Wordpress 4.7.0 inside a docker container but the auto-update pushes me to 4.7.3. Now, I am aware that to stop auto updates I'd need to append the wp-config.php file in the back-end,...
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Meta query broken since 4.7.4 Update

To sort a custom post type event by a custom field event_date, I created the following action. This worked flawlessly until today, when our site automatically updated to WordPress 4.7.4. Now the query ...
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Is there any way to test if a function running only on plugin update is successfully running?

Is there any way to test if a function running only on plugin update is successfully running? Right now I am calling function if WP version present in configuration file is not same as plugin version'...
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Tablepress won't update the table data [closed]

I'm new to wordpress and it's features. I want to show some data like below image. I could make it with tablepress plugin, but if the source CSV file changes, the table values won't change. How can I ...
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How long does it take for theme / plugin automatic updates to initiate?

I have the following snippet above That's all, stop editing! via wp-config.php file: /* Enable automatic updates for WordPress ) */ define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true ); I also have the following ...
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Automating svn updates from a server-side cron job

I am running WordPress on Ubuntu with Apache and MySQL. I would like to automatically install minor and security updates to WordPress. However, as I understand it, the standard auto-update ...
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How to back up and up date a site to a newer version?

Does anyone know the exact steps of how to back up an entire site and update the site to a newer version of WordPress. My client's site hasn't been updated in over 2 years due to previous self-host ...
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SELinux security vs Wordpress updates

We have a quite huge Wordpress multi-sites installation with lots of themes/plugins. So we often have new available updates (core/themes/plugins). We don't use automatic updates : ...
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What do Wordpress auto updates include?

Ok so I know according to Wordpress' own article on this that the core gets security auto updates since 3.7. But my question is does that include all security fixes? I.e. if I have a site that does ...
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What request is WordPress sending on theme update?

I am working on standalone theme update script and need to find out what request ( if any ) is wordpress sending when you click on update theme? example info that WP "sees" for an update is this ...
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Correct procedure for fixing broken WP sites after WP version update

What is the correct procedure for fixing a WP site that has broken due to a recent update to the latest WP version. Assuming there are no backups both locally or via the web host. Is it a case of ...
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How to schedule autopost publishing at each 60 minutes?

I am using following code to auto publish posts from images uploaded, it works but does not schedule posts publishing, all post are published right after images were uploaded by media uploader in ...
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Custom wordpress plugin was updated and overwritten by one in the plugin directory [duplicate]

I wrote a custom wordpress payment plugin several years ago. It was written completely from scratch and it's being used on a few sites. One of the site owners this morning said their plugin interface ...
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How (or where) do I get wordpress plugin update download link?

When I update a plugin, that isn't hosted on the repository, I often wonder "Where is the updated plugin being downloaded from?". Any idear on how would I go about find out the update link?
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WordPress 4.4.2 Update not working

I would like to use Auto Update feature to update wordpress. I see this question was asked 5 years ago I would prefer doing the upgrade using Automatic update instead of manual process and fix what's ...
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What is the correct way to update both WP/plugins/themes without breaking the site?

We seem to get Wordpress core updates/plugin updates/theme updates thick and fast and usually every day. When managing a third party Wordpress, what is the best procedure to stay secure and have a ...
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Are automatic background plugin updates for non-WP.org plugins possible?

Is is possible to update plugins automatically in the background that are not hosted in the official WP.org repository? We have the auto_update_$type filter to add these plugin slugs to the update ...
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error_log() not working in add_filter auto update callback

I am wondering why I am unable to get error_log() to print this to the debug log. error_log() works everywhere else in this class. It does not work inside this function so I believe this function is ...
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Check filter defined or not?

Is this possible to find out whether add_filter( 'allow_major_auto_core_updates', '__return_true', 1 ); already added or not in some other plugin? or can i check this automatic updates set for ...
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wordpress automatic update does not run

Hey Im creating automatic update plugin for wordpress and i have added following code using add_action('init' add_filter( 'allow_major_auto_core_updates', '__return_true', 1 ); add_filter( '...
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WordPress updates defined vs add_filter?

I'm trying to create a WordPress update automation plugin. here I got two option to make enable and disable the updates. Via define ex :defined( 'AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED',true ) 2.via ...
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Where can i find wordpress auto update code flows?

I want to see how WordPress auto update works in code . which WordPress file or function performs auto core update? I have read http://halfelf.org/2011/how-the-wordpress-upgrade-works/ I have ...
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Wordpress Auto Updates

I need to have auto updates on my Wordpress so I've followed the codex here. My need is to have all updates like from 4.2.2 to 4.2.3 and to 4.3 etc.. No FTP credentials are needed on my server. My ...
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Disable WP core updates but send email notification

Is there any way to disable WP core updates but to have notification email sent that WP update is available to install? I know that notification email about WP update is sent after the fact when WP ...
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Why would a Wordpress site go into maintenance mode without me doing anything?

This morning, my Wordpress site went into maintenance mode without me having updated anything, and stayed there for about 10 minutes. What could have caused this? I have automatic security updates ...
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Custom theme and plugin updating

History: I'm working on a project for a client that involves building 27 unique websites that are built on wordpress. I say unique, because (for reasons that are not worth going into here) they aren'...
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How wordpress detects a plugin update

I am a wp plugin developer and I'd like to know how WP detects when some plugin has an update? I guess it is ok for these plugins which are already in wordpress.org repository. But how I can implement ...
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Updating WP 3.9.5 without destroying my website

I have a WP website version 3.9.5 that I want to update to the new version. It was installed in 2014 so I have the folder themes: twentytwelve, twentythirteen, twentyfourteen, and the folder of the ...
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Avoid theme updates, just one theme

I stupidly created a ton of websites with custom themes (not child themes, 100% custom) and named my theme folder "custom". Now they are starting to auto-update and get replaced with some theme from ...
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Disable requests to api.wordpress.org

I need to suppress outbound requests to api.wordpress.org somehow. They are taking like 1 seconds each and take so many time to load a page when I'm logged as admin. I've searched for some solutions ...
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Cannot Update wp DB - Get 500 Error

I have this site on godaddy Failpeep.com , It started giving me this problem yesterday , When I tried to login to admin area , It 1st kept loading if I entered the correct password and took me to a ...
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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 sites got auto upgraded [duplicate]

With the release of WordPress 4.0.1 all my sites got auto upgraded even if none visited them and all those websites are behind browser authentication. My sites are not broken but I am just curious ...
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Avoiding plugin name collisions with WP updater

I have a client who has a WordPress site that uses a custom plugin written for them by another developer. Recently, they ran the WordPress updater and one of the updates clobbered that custom plugin ...
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Enable automatic plugin update for certain plugins [duplicate]

It seems there's only a global option where users can enable it. Is there a way to bypass this for only a certain plugin? So I can move this to either to my plugin options or enable it by default (...
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Alter how often WordPress Auto-Updates Plugins

From my understanding of how WordPress updates core and plugins is that every 12 hours it goes out and looks for updates. When does that time get set? 12 hours from initial installation? I ask this ...
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Will A WordPress automatic update harm my website?

Recently I got to know that my Wordpress site is automatically updating itself when a new version of Wordpress is available. I know that this automatic feature is available in Wordpress since ...
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How to disable the “Your site has updated to WordPress x.y.z” admin email?

Using the automatic update of my self-hosted WordPress blogs, I configured automatic updates of both the WordPress core as well as WordPress plugins and themes (through this plugin). Whenever a core ...
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Background Updates Not Happening

I have some sites which are not updating with the background updater. I installed the Background Update Tester plugin and everything looks fine. Currently they are at 3.9 but they are telling me that ...
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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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Strange bug on post/page save

I have a srtange bug when I try to save/update a post. Every time I got this alert: "Are you sure to live this page?...." I've switched tothe original theme, disabled almost all plugins but nothing ...