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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Upgrade theme to be compatible with php 8.1 [closed]

When I upgraded PHP from 7.4 to 8.1 in DreamHost, the site stopped loading. DreamHost support said that, "the error was caused by the theme in use (cityguide-child/ Parent theme cityguide) not ...
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Error with automatically updating Wordpress in Plesk [closed]

Plek tries to update my Wordpress but gives this error. Does anyone know how I can reset the cache, or have an other solution? 1. Website "Domain" (https://www.domain.nl): Failed to reset ...
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Updates for a private theme

I wrote a own theme and I dont wanna deploy it by myself. The customer should do that himself. I found this solution for plugins. But it doesn't work for themes. Is there an alternative to add_filter(...
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Changing update message from Newspaper child theme

Maybe my question is very particular and limited to Newspaper theme users. I’m using child theme with an update server. It works fine. I’m wondering if I can change this update message and actions ...
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Are major WordPress updates mandatory for security?

I have created a web site, I want to activate minor updates (for security) on it and disable major updates (to avoid problems with themes or plugin or my functions.php which could become incompatible ...
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Custom Wordpress Plugin will install new and not update

I've just created my first custom Wordpress plugin. Now I want to push a new version: Recreation Steps: Install v1.1.0 Activate v1.1.0 See that is doing stuff -> YEAH Create new Zip with v1.1.2 ...
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Are custom tables in the database overwritten when WordPress is updated to new versions?

I'm relatively new to customising WordPress and I am unsure what happens to custom tables that are manually added to the database when WordPress is updated to a new version. Are custom tables deleted ...
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Autopopulate a value

I created an options page where users can enter their Google Captcha key and secret. Using update_option I am able to add these values to Elementor's settings. I'm trying to do the same with JetForm ...
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Wordpress managing dates that change in text regularly

I have been searching for a way to better manage dates on a WordPress website. I work at a college whose website is on WordPress. One issue we continuously run into is out of dates for reoccurring ...
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Elementor\Scheme_Typography' not found [closed]

I just update my elementor plugin and suddenly my site goes down its display this error. code line error shows: 224. $element->add_group_control( Group_Control_Typography::get_type(), ...
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After upgrading Debian Buster to Bullseye, Wordpress sites no longer updating

Today I upgraded my webserver from Debian Buster to Bullseye and it was in fact a pretty straightforward upgrade. Everything seemed to work until I tried to reach a few WordPress sites on the server. ...
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Automatic updates and merging manual changes

I have Wordpress running on my dedicated server, and I thought it would be a good idea to use Git so that I can track changes that I make over time. I have updated a few things, mostly just little ...
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Manualy Updated Wordpress Error

So this is the problem, all started with me trying to install the plugin, UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin But I couldn't, i got this error : Installation failed: Unable to copy the file. ...
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WordPress plugins - "Update" in backend vs replacing all files with never version

TL;DR: Regarding plugins: Are there any noteworthy difference between clicking 'Update' in the WordPress backend, compared to replacing all the files with the files for a newer version? Details I'm ...
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Wordpress current version is 5.7.5 but I'm being prompted to "upgrade" to 4.9

I've tried reading various forums but can't find this issue anywhere. My site is a managed WordPress site hosted on GoDaddy with access to the cPanel and file manager to modify files if necessary.
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Update custom plugin with WP-CLI

I made a custom plugin for inserting staging / production versions of a Google Tag Manager container based on the server's IP address. How do I make it compatible with WP-CLI so it will update when I ...
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How can I disable new plugin and theme install, but allow updates?

I've already tried the DISALLOW_FILE_MODS constant, but it disables plugin updates as well, which is not what I need. I need automatic theme and plugin update checking, and the ability to install the ...
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How best to handle database version dependence (from $wp_db_version)

I'm working on a plugin to speed up WordPress queries by adding / changing indexes on WordPress tables. My question is this: should I make my plugin refuse to work if the database version in $...
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How do I disable an update for a specific plugin?

I'd like to make sure that the customizations I made to a plugin doesn't get overwritten by a future update, so I'd like to somehow disable updates for that particular plug (and only that plugin). Am ...
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How to prepare (compress/zip) a plugin to enable updating instead of adding new instance?

I created my own plugins and install/update them by uploading the zip file in the dashboard. That worked well, but suddenly1 a new instance of the plugin gets added instead of updating the already ...
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Will WordPress updates remove Gutenberg Additional Classes?

I’m attempting to customize Gutenberg column blocks on my front page. I’ve added a custom class name to a column block using the blocks Additional CSS class feature. In my child theme style sheet, I’...
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What file(s) in core control automatic background updates?

I'm trying to understand the background updates feature. What files should I be studying?
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My wordpress is showing the following error when I am trying to activate elementor plugin. I have updated Wordpress manually

Warning: require(/home/vol14_2/unaux.com/unaux_26830699/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/elementor/includes/plugin.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/vol14_2/unaux.com/...
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Slow WP loading due to persistent version check, how to disable?

Recently I noticed WP is running very slow, esp. with editor/admin login , checking "site Health", with help of Query-monitorI found out critical issue that WP cannot reach wordPress.org: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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