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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Unable to locate WordPress content directory

I have a website where the home page is created in CodeIgniter (www.myweb.com) and the blogs are created in WordPress as a subdirectory (blog.myweb.com) and is hosted in AWS. I am trying to update the ...
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How to update WordPress plugins properly using git?

I just updated some plugins (woocommerce, polylang) of a local copy of a running wordpress website. As I'm using git I wanted to commit the changes and sync with the live-host. But the problem is, ...
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Can I replace the "Upgrade Network" with SQL query?

I have a WordPress Multisite network. When the WordPress version has been updated, I have to click on "Upgrade Network" for do same thing on all subsites. How can I replace this function with one SQL ...
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Where can I see all changes for a new WordPress version?

Could someone tell me where I could find detailed information about what has beend changed/improved in a new WordPress major/minor version? Maybe some kind of changelog or something?
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Looking to create an "update theme" functionality for a custom front-end dashboard

I've created a theme that includes a custom dashboard outside of wp-admin. I would like a user who doesn't have access to the wp-admin (but does have access to my custom dashboard) to be able to ...
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How to test 'upgrader_process_complete' hook in plugin development?

I maintain and develop several plugins in the WP repo and have been wanting to deploy some update that display notices/setups new settings for installations that are upgrading to the new version of ...
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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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How do I get the user ID of the user that was updated in WordPress?

I want to run a custom function in my plugin that notifies me of the user that's email has been updated in wordpress backend. But i am not sure how do I get the user ID of that user, since this action ...
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"You have the latest version of WordPress. Future security updates will be applied automatically."

Today I've manually updated my website Wordpress version from 5.0.0 to 5.0.2. Since these updates are not automatic, I'm puzzled by the meaning of this message that appears now at the top of my ...
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WP 5 upgrade and ALTER TABLE wp_post ... post_password

I manage the server for a site with 30k+ posts. I've tried to update the site from WP 4.9.9 to current WP 5.0.2. The update seems to work correctly, but then the backend becomes very slow, while the ...
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Customize plugin update "new version is available" text

I'm looking to customize the "There is a new version of XYZ available." text on the Plugins list page. I know the code is in wp-admin/includes/update.php, however I'm not certain how to call this out ...
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Website content not displayed anymore after updates

The last update was 5.0 and everything was normal, but it was mistakenly updated to 5.0.1 as well as the plugins (which were not deactivated prior to core update and were subsequently updated). The ...
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Wordpress Version 5 - Another update is currently in progress

I know that a similar question has been asked before, but this is NOT a duplicate because this is specific to Wordpress 5+ and the answers to the similar question have all been tried to no avail. ...
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Custom plugin which downloads updates from custom endpoint, extracts new version zip into a new name

I've built my own plugin, hooking into a combination of site_transient_update_plugins transient_update_plugins plugins_api to automatically query, along with passing the current plugin version to ...
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Possible to stay on Version 4?

The recent security Update to WP 5.0.1 also brough an update with Version 4 to 4.9.9. I got a clients project which where build on swamp land ages ago. Every Update is Hoping nothing will happen. ...
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Getting 400 Bad request Error when trying to open posts after updating to wordpress 5.0

I have some Wordpress blogs and after updating to Wordpress 5.0, I am getting same error behavior on them. Now When I open the URL of some of the posts, I am getting 400 Bad request error and on some ...
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Text lost under image after WordPress 5.0 upgrade

Right beneath the testimonial is the text <p>Tony (Property Manager)</p>, but it's overlapped by the WordPress 5.0 gallery that follows it. I don't think it's a float problem. Here: http:/...
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What happend if I update my website?

I want to update my website (www.kerstlichtjestocht-loosdrecht.nl). But what happend if I do that? I want to use some plugins but they don't do it with my version of Wordpress. Can you see or give me ...
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Update WordPress - Another update is currently in progress

Update WordPress Another update is currently in progress. This message is displayed for a month already I don't have any .maintenance files at my www's fodlers, subfolders I don't have any ...
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Wordpress Not updating - No Cache Plugins, Admin sees updates

I have no cache plugins active, I have put CloudFlare in development mode and also tried pausing it. None of these work. Somehow there is something cached on Wordpress side and it does not show the ...
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How to update mu-plugin

I'm managing a wordpress site that was developed by another party, and they put a bunch of plugins in the mu-plugins folder. These plugins can't be updated via the default interface of WordPress, and ...
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Website does not reflect changes on live after uploading files via FTP

I have a Wordpress site that is already published on a domain. As I wanted to update the content of some pages, I edited the local version of my website on localhost and then uploaded the files using ...
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Wordpress not showing upgrade to latest version

One of my clients has a server with a bunch of Wordpress stand-alone sites all on their own vhosts. We are trying to upgrade to the latest version, but for three of the sites no upgrade is showing in ...
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`plugins_api()`: why does a commercial plugin changelog link result in a tailing plugins repo check and 500 error? [closed]

On some sites, I'm not able to load commercial plugin changelogs from update screen modal. https://<site>/wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=plugin-information&plugin=ithemes-security-pro&...
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Is it safe to update an old site after backing it up and activating a child theme?

I am pretty new to WP and WooCommerce and have been asked to do some basic SEO work on a site which has not been updated for quite a while. I created and activated a child theme and backed it up ...
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get 404 when accessing wp-admin/plugin-install.php

While freshly installed, I cannot access the 'Add new plugins` page whatsoever. It just keep waiting & then redirect me to 404 page of the current theme. I'm not sure what went wrong as the ...
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Protecting WooCommerce Customizations with Update

I have made a custom Wordpress theme that has the basic Woo Commerce plugin installed. I have made some custom html and css changes to the Woo templates for example: * @see https://docs....
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When working with a post, almost all wp_postmeta are deleted

Almost all wp_postmeta removed after updating, deleting POSTS or editing ACF fields, messages what could be wrong? If you export SQL tables before and after, you will get this: u.p.d A request ...
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Unable to update wordpress

I have created an ECS Instance in Alibaba Cloud using a Marketplace image powered by IGS(Wordpress on Centos 7.4 64Bits). The installation went fine, but when I am updating, I am getting asked for FTP ...
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mystery checkbox in comments area

Since I updated Wordpress, a checkbox appears in the comments area of my pages (see first screen capture). I did an "inspect element" and the checkbox seems to have to do with cookies consent (see ...
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Preventing a plugin from updating

I made some custom modifications to a plugin. When we get a notice that there is an official upgrade for this plugin in WP, a dev needs to manually do the upgrade because the changed files have to be ...
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Adding last value from Database as text in Wordpress Page

How to grab the last value of a database I have in Wordpress (accessible through myphpadmin or similar) and display it as part of a line of text on one of my pages? For example, the database has the ...
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How to update WordPress plugin readme.txt description page without triggering a plugin update?

Is it possible to update the readme.txt file for a plugin without releasing a new plugin version update?
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What ALL can cause "Another update is currently in progress."? [closed]

I have been digging through stuff and I can't seem to find any other reason for the "Another update is currently in progress." To clarify I have already tried the Fix Another Update Is In Progress ...
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Wait for Gutenberg or built something in ACF?

I have a client who has requested something, that's straight out of the box, if I was using ACF. However... Gutenberg should be here any minute now and revolutionize who the editor works. I've looked ...
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4.9.5 broke site behind load balancer, forwards to localhost [closed]

I have 2 wordpress web servers behind a load balancer. When updating from 4.9.4 to 4.9.5, these sites broke if accessed from the main domain (but continue to be accessible if I use their alternate ...
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Help with updating a wp_get_sites to get_sites and sorting by alphebetical order

I am trying to up date a form on a website that makes a dropdown list of all the sites available for registration on a WP Network site. It orders it by ID but I need to change that to Alphabetical. ...
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Regularity of Checking for plugin updates? [duplicate]

How often does the word press core check wordpress.org for plug in updates? Is it once a day or more? Is checking for updates triggered by some action or filter?
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Unmatch plugin from updates?

I have a plugin which I downloaded and removed alot off stuff I don't need from. I also renamed it for simplicity, but right now it is linked to some other plugin, close to the name I gave it. If I go ...
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What are the properties of $item passed in the auto_update_{$type} filter?

I'm trying to auto update a theme only when it's a minor update. I know I can use the auto_update_{$type} filter where $type = theme. The only examples of using that filter I've seen have been using ...
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Force Plugin Updates: "Update Failed: Plugin update failed." after update one plugin

I'm developing a plugin that needs to do some force update checks for other plugins that I host on my site with EDD, so I had this UI: And when the user clicks on the Update button, it does an API ...
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WP Core Update Issue

Hi I am having some issues with my wordpress install. I am getting 500 server error on my wp-admin page. From my error logs I am getting some issues with Yoast SEO and compatibility. From sources it ...
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How can I allow core, plugin, theme update checks only for selected admins?

How to disable core and plugin updates talks about generally disabling everything. I'd like to keep update checks going for a select few admin accounts only. What's the best method? You can't check ...
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wp-admin pages return ERR_EMPTY_RESPONSE

update-core.php, update.php, and options-general.php no longer work. index.php, profile.php, plugins.php, upload.php, etc all still seem to work I have tried deactivating every plugin and reverting ...
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Update and remove buttons are hidden in plugin's page

I used the 'Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall' plugin to remove a couple of malware files into a WordPress site. However i have the following issue: The update button has been removed ...
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Update to WordPress 4.9.2, but have heavily customized theme

My site (hosted on Wordpress.org) was heavily customized with a ton of CSS specifics done to the WordPress theme. This was done by the designer before me, and still trying to figure out what he did. ...
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Hook (upgrader_process_complete) running moment

i want to use the upgrader_process_complete (documentation) to check if my plugin was updated (to run some scripts). My question is: when this action is triggered, WordPress is already running the ...
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WordPress update messed special characters

I updated WordPress core to the latest version and the result was less than perfect. All special font characters got messed up (site language is Polish) and it happened inside the admin panel too. I, ...
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A shorter way to automatically update WordPress?

This is how I started to update WordPress daily: cat <<-"CRON_DAILY" > /etc/cron.daily/nses_cron_daily for dir in /var/www/html/*/; do cd "$dir" && /usr/local/bin/wp plugin ...
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Cannot upgrade anything in vps install (migrated wp)

I get this error in my wordpress_http_error.log Stack trace: #0 /var/www/html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php(95): request_filesystem_credentials('update.php?acti...', 'ftpext', false, '/...

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