Questions tagged [updates]

An update is a source code that is applied on top of the existing software or program with an aim to fix security vulnerabilities, bugs and improve usability.

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Can not login to wordpress site after resolving white screen of death

I had a white screen of death that I was somewhat able to resolve. I updated PHP from 7.0 to 7.3.2, removed BOM from wp-config.php, and deleted wp super cache plugin. From looking at others issues ...
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What happens if I don't update my plugins?

If I don't update the plugins for years, what happens? Because I have an e-commerce website and often when I update a plugin I have errors and I lose customers. Is something bad happening if I don't ...
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Wordpress 5.8 update problem custom theme styles are overridden by core styles common.min.css

After the automatic update to wordpress 5.8 today one of my custom themes displayed wrong styling in the frontend for custom webfonts, colors, font-sizes and other styles. After a quick check in the ...
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Updating wordpress from my Linux distro's repository

I installed wordpress with apt, which ties in a lot of directories, so I suspect that using the built-in core update tool will break the installation; but wordfence constantly demands that I update ...
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Wordpress asks to update a plugin already updated

I've just updated a plugin but Wordpress asks to update it again. But the strange thing is that Wordpress knows the current version of the plugin in question is already the last one. In fact, it says ...
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Is there a maximum length to a Wordpress Page?

I'll try to be terse: We host events for clients and offer to create an 'event page' for them as part of their package - they can direct users to this page to see the event schedule, dates, speakers, ...
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Make page template that is just an “include” of another?

I would like to create a page template in my child theme called "Services". This template is identical to page.php - except that I just want to add some JSON LD (ie, https://schema.org/...
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Where in the backend can I get information about the current WordPress version I am using?

In the dashboard backend admin area, I only see Update to Wordpress <Latest Version> in the updates section, and at the bottom, is the Get Version <Latest Version> link, but nowhere does ...
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Batch update of WordPress Plugins

On a production site, we are having to proceed for a batch update of plugins. It is possible that the site stops to work properly because of a plugin clash. My question is: If I make a backup of the ...
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How to execute plugin and theme updates from a web hook / endpoint?

I'm trying out adding WordPress REST API endpoints. I would now like to add an endpoint that retrieves a list of available plugin, theme and core updates. I found the following functions: ...
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Vulnerability Concern From the Plugin or From Not Updating the Plugin?

Our company website has over 40 plugins. That is a lot...way too many. However, each plugin serves a purpose. When updating all plugins to the recent version we noticed parts of the website break. ...
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Theme, Wordpress Version, MySQL Version, PHP Version Update affected files and folders

I noticed that my custom files and folder was gone after theme update, and I dont really know what is the exact scope of the affected custom files and folder: How do I keep my Files during Wordpress ...
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GitHub `access_token` depricated. How to set Wordpress theme update download link with `Authorization HTTP header`

I'm getting emails from GitHub to change my code and stop using access_token in the url query. But I don't know how to do this with Wordpress. With the update code I want to grab updates from my ...
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Avoid removal of a file on plugin update

When I update a plugin, all the files are completely wiped. Is it possible, by any means, to avoid the removal of one very specific file within the plugin folder during the update? I've noticed that ...
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Wordpres core-update theme renames theme folder name

I've got a theme that checks for a new version on GitHub. When it finds a new version it downloads it and install it. The problem is that it installs the theme with a different folder name than ...
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Can not save changes after an edit

I have just started using wordpress to create a website but in some pages of the website I have issues when saving my edits. For example, if I try to modify the text in the page and click on "...
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How can I quickly get a system showing the “Uncaught Error: Class 'WP_Site_Health' not found in” up and running again?

I client of mine recently upgraded a very basic WordPress install to version 5.6.1. While the update seemed to go well, right at the very end the site died with an error that read something like this; ...
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Can't upgrade WP 5.6 to 5.6.1: version-current.php is missing

As it says: I'm currently running WP 5.6 (on top of PHP 7.4.13 and CentOS 7.9.2009), and I got a notification that WP 5.6.1 is available, and that I should upgrade. I'm trying this via the "...
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Unable to update due to inconsistent file permissions

Where can I find the permissions and how do I know which are inconsistent? I have no idea why I can't update my WC version, any extensions, or plugins... help!
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WordPress MySQL update

Help me correct this code. public function new_product($product = array()) { if ($product['product_name'] == '') return; global $wpdb; $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . '...
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WordPress upgrade causing backend/dashboard display error

For our website, we have both a staging site and the live site. There were a few problems with our (3rd party) theme on the site which I fixed on the staging site and then moved over to the live site. ...
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Wordpress curl timing out and saying 'Moved Permanently'

I tried updating to wordpress 5.6 and it did not work. I tried installing a plugin for offline updates and the plugin install gave the same error: Download failed.: cURL error 28: Connection timed out ...
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Update WP and plugins: order to follow

I'm just wondering if there is a well-defined procedure we should follow when updating a WordPress installation (with plugins), and the reason why a certain procedure should be considered better or ...
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WordPress 5.5 AutoUpdate schedule

I use the new WordPress built-in auto-update feature for plugins. I want to update my plugins as soon as there is a new release but today i checked my websites ond most of the plugins have the notice &...
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Being asked to update a theme that I don't have

In the Updates page I can see kava You have version installed. Update to 2.1.0. Thing is, I don't have such theme... In the Themes page and in the themes folder of this WordPress installation I ...
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Updated to wordpress 5.5.1 doesn't work

It's my first year in code and i am trying to make my own theme on wordpress. Today i tried to updated wordpress in my local machine (xampp) on Mac and this warning code appared : Warning: chmod(): ...
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What is the best way to resurrect and update my old WordPress site?

I had an old WordPress site that was neglected for several years. It had been hacked, and I disabled it. I'd like to now get it back up and running with the latest version (5.5.1). I see from the ...
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IP Address Whitelist to Allow WordPress Core Auto Updates

I'm working on a site based on a server with quite strict firewall rules. It won't allow anything running on the site to connect an external server unless its IP address is explicitly whitelisted. ...
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Update a buggy installation

My site is pretty slow , so I am looking to update the wordpress in hopes of getting it back on track. What are best practices? because , getting few PHP notice & warnings in the Debug log. + The ...
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Wordpress error - PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function register_block_type_from_metadata()

I'm working on a website that has been met with the WordPress "white screen of death" error, 'The site is experiencing technical difficulties.' I believe this occurred when updating all ...
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Can't update WordPress with Admin Users

I can't update WordPress. I'm logged in as User Admin and see the message 'WordPress 5.5.1 is available! Please notify the site administrator.' but I am already logged in as administrator. This ...
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Plugin updated pushed with git break site

I'm having some trouble updating the plugins on a wordpress website. It's all my fault for waiting too long to update them, and now pushing the updates with git breaks the site (the development site ...
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WordPress on Windows Server 2016 gives 403 Access Denied error when installing or updating anything

I have a WordPress site installed on a Windows 2016 server. The website is running OK but whenever I am going to install or update anything from wp-admin, I am getting a 403 Access Denied error. The ...
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Commercial WordPress Theme Updates

I am building a commercial WP theme and looking at the updates function. I found this post: Making update notification functionality for my themes which directed me to this tutorial: https://w-shadow....
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When updating a plugin should database updates be done earlier version first?

I have a wordpress plugin. Along the development path there have been incremental updates to the database. In my install.php file the plugin checks the installed version and if it is less than the ...
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Update wordpress fail - There has been a critical error on your website

During Updates. The website halted. And when refresh. "There's critical error on website" shown. Please help on how to fix it. Thanks. I believe many do face this problem. Deprecated: ...
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Bash script to check available updates

These are my very first steps with bash scripts and I have an issue. I want to list all plugins and themes in the directory of the website, which have available updates: 1 #!/bin/bash 2 3 #check ...
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Wordpress controlpanel does not offer the 5.5 update in my language?

The Wordpress control panel will usually offer me a new WP version in my language (Danish), as this was my choice when WP was initially installed. But this time (version 5.5) I am only offered the ...
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Update wordpress causes white space on admin

I've updated wordpress to the 5.5 version, how can I remove this? I've an empty div which has a margin-top: 2rem, which causes the white space on top, but can't explain for the footer <div id="...
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Updated Wordpress, now getting errors on site

I just recently updated my Wordpress, theme, and plugins, and am now getting these two errors on top of the homepage and pages page. Deprecated: wp_make_content_images_responsive is deprecated since ...
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Prevent changing the length of post_name column on WordPress Update

We've some Arabic websites running on WordPress, and use Arabic slugs in the posts' URLs. You know that post slug is stored in the post_name column in wp_posts table, and the default length of this ...
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How to allow WordPress updates to only one specific administrator?

I found a code to prevent WordPress update for certain user role: add_action( 'init', function () { if ( ! current_user_can( 'administrator' ) ) { add_filter( '...
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WordPress fresh installation did not update default plugin and themes to latest version

im new here i have a couple question regarding wordpress. First of all i tried install wordpress latest version which is 5.4.2 and after finish installing and login to admin panel and found out that ...
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Replace or Alter the wp_version_check() Function

As you might know, the discussion about wp_version_check() and update.php has been a hot topic for give or take a decade. My question is this; Can we, by using the child theme / custom parent theme, &...
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Worpdress update another update is currently in progress

I use plugin "Fix Another Update In Progress" and i see database wp_options table and it doesn't have core_updater_lock. This two metode doesnt work for me.. Please help [21-Jun-2020 19:26:...
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If I place custom files in Wordpress root, will they be deleted?

So, I added a custom.css file in my wordpress root, now I'm wondering if it will be deleted on the next core update. Is it safe to just leave it there? Can I also create custom folders and files ...
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Plugin updates from a specific location

Is it possible in wordpress to specify where to update plugins instead of the repository, for example, from a specific folder in google drive?
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Load jQuery 3 for one script only, then revert to 1? [duplicate]

I've got an issue with jQuery. Since WordPress "refuses" to update the jQuery 1, and I need a higher one to run a simple script containing the function $.trim, is there anyway to just load jQuery 3 ...
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How to modify last posts block without losing modification on next WP update

I need to modify the wp-includes/blocks/latests-posts.php but whenever i update wordpress core the modification are lost. What is the best practice to modify such blocks? UPDATE: The only issue I ...
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Single Template for Custom Post Type stops working after Wordpress 5.4 update

Has anyone else had trouble with single custom post type templates after Wordpress 5.4 update? Mine were fine and then just stopped after update.

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