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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Error updating WP-CLI

Below is the output from my attempt to update wp-cli on Windows 10. Clearly another version is available. Can someone please explain how to make this work? C:\Users\HP>wp cli update Error: You can ...
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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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Manually updating Wordpress files

Hi currently have wordpress 4.7 installed . I want to upgrade it 4.7.3 . But wthe problem is that in many of wordpress root folder we have other custom folder and files , that We don't want to lose . ...
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background changed after Wordpress update

I recently updated Wordpress, and it seems to have affected the background images on my site. I had them set to take up the whole screen, but now they show up in their actual size (which is too small ...
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Updating my Wordpress.org version will cause my site to break... What can I do to avoid this?

I created this website for a relative years ago. I'm a noob and not a web developer so I stupidly customized the theme I'm using without creating a child theme. I read that a child theme will cause ...
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Errors when updating plugin through the WordPress plugin repository

I'm working on a plugin that's in the WordPress plugin repository. I've made some changes to the plugin's code. The changes I made were to move code from a large admin.php file into an /admin ...
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Fresh new install or keep old version

After 4 years I'm changing my hosting. I installed wordpress 4 years ago and updated it ever since. Now that I'm changing host, I was wondering if my site could benefit in terms of performance/...
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Skip file when plugin updated

Is there a way to keep a constant file in my plugin directory so that it doesn't get updated? I'm a developer and would like to have a file for users to add custom functions to in my plugin. When they ...
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Issue after WordPress update

After a recent WP update I get this error message in the back-end. Front-end is working without issues: Fatal error: Call to a member function add_filter() on array in /... /wp-includes/plugin....
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An update has caused my client's site to be non-existent after new update of Wordpress [closed]

I revised and backed up my client's site yesterday without any issues. As soon as I clicked the update Wordpress button the new install started then a few seconds later the following popped up on a ...
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Why all my wordpress sites keeps telling me that everything is up to date at /wp-admin/update-core.php?

Everything is in the title. I can't update my theme, plugins and wordpress, because wordpress tells me that everything is up to date. On every single one of my sites (and there's a lot).
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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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Is there a way to schedule automatic WordPress core updates?

Is it possible to take advantage of automatic WordPress core updates but schedule when they occur? I would like to avoid updates happening, say, at 11pm on a Friday, in the event that they cause ...
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Page view displays not properly after update wordpress

I have a problem at WP backend: the page view not shows any pages but just for a few users. For admin and for other users the backend is still working. (The site uses the version 4.5.2 now.) Any ...
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Plugins download & install fine, wordpress update fails

I've setup all permissions and directories/files correctly according to Wordpress. Adding plugins/installing/updating works perfectly, but when it comes to updating to 4.7.2, it asks me for FTP ...
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wp core update not working anymore

I have a strange issue. Trying to update core wp version from 4.7 to 4.7.2 but wp keeps saying I am already up to date. But when I run wp core version Then I see 4.7 and not 4.7.2 Any ideas on how ...
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Updating / Transferring site

I'm working for a non-profitable company and their website is running on wordpress. They haven't updated their website for a while and I believe they are running wordpress 3.4.7. They also have ...
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How to allow theme update downloads to WordPress installs only?

I am working on custom theme update script that works fine but after the update if you click on update success notification link "Show Details" , the full link to update is displayed. and since I ...
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Force update widget customizer using js

In English Hello, I'm developing a widget that changes the contents (of the field), depending on options selected. If you change the setting I need to force update the widget. The customizer ...
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I tried updating my Live wordpress site to the latest wordpress version (v4.7) and i encountered some issues

I just tried updating my live wordpress site to the latest version of wordpress and i think the update stopped due to network interruption or something. But now i can't access my wp-admin again. Each ...
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WordPress load-scripts.php encoding issue

After updating to Wordpress 4.7, the WordPress load-scripts.php is producing the following result. We are unable to identify the cause of this.
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Why "Contact Form 7" doesn't update PHPmailer library?

I realized that popular Wordpress plugin Contact Form 7 uses this library https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer. When I check source of mail, which has been sended from Contact Form 7, it looks like ...
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Theme and plugin install or update display error in localhost

Theme and plugin install or update display error in localhost "connection information error" in localhost how to connect the FTP I'm using wordpress 4.7
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How can I prevent a plugin from searching for updates?

I'm interested in using an old version of a plugin for a core feature on the site (it's not ideal but a compromise after months of effort) because the new version has incompatibilities. However I'm ...
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Has is_archived() for sites in a multisite changed with WP 4.7?

I have a piece of code displaying a list of sites in my multisite, and I want to exclude the archived ones: $mySites = ( wp_get_sites( $args ) ); foreach ( $mySites as $blog ) { if ( ! ( ...
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Can I rename a theme's folder and still receive updates?

I'm using a theme that I've pulled from WordPress' repo (example: Twenty Sixteen), the default URL structure looks like so: http://example.com/wp-content/themes/twentysixteen/... I want to hide any ...
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Error Warning: Declaration of description_walker::start_el after PHP upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded my PHP to 7.0 and after this I have this message in the header of my website: Warning: Declaration of description_walker::start_el($output, $item, $depth, $args) should be compatible with ...
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Update to Wordpress 4.7 - Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded

I tried to update Wordpress to version 4.7 and received a fatal error. I'm using windows and XAMPP for localhost development. Update WordPress Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/...
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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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Pushing updates to your premium theme

So you have a theme that's nearly ready to put on the market. But you plan on updating the theme down the road with bug fixes and new features. How is this possible? I'm having trouble finding good ...
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Update modified Shopify third-party theme [closed]

I bought a Shopify third-party theme and I have added some script changes for customization and functionalities. What is the best practice to update a modified Shopify third-party theme without ...
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Update, add, remove plugins, themes or wordpress behind load balancer

I am running wordpress on two identical servers. Both sit behind a load balancer. Both use the same database. How am I supposed to do things like update a plugin or wordpress? My current thought is ...
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No plugin updates after moving wp-config.php above root map

After moving wp-config.php to a higher map then the root I get this error message when an update is started of a plugin. Everything is working properly on the site only updates generates now errors, ...
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A SINGLE Post Giving an "Under Maintenance" Message

There is no hidden maintenance file to delete, the entire website is working fine except for 1 post. The post URL gives the message Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a ...
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Wordpress Multisite URLs and Multiple Updates

Is it possible to run a WordPress multisite using different domain urls? As opposed to just subdomains? I basically have two (and soon to be three) personal sites and they all run the same theme and ...
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git and local wordpress: how to handle wordpress updates?

I see that Git and Wordpress are often discussed here, but I didn't find any answer to my specific question, so I'll open a new one. Just to get a little familiar with git, I want to use it for my ...
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Trouble cloning a live Wordpress site to a new site on a local server?

I'm new to Wordpress and need to set up a local testing environment where I can make changes to a CLONE of the live site. It is using version 3.4.2., hosted on Dreamhost, and contains several ...
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Wordpress update plugin through Dashboard/Plugins displaying error

The update fails if I try the update through Dashboard/Plugins, but the update works if I update it thru Dashboard/Updates. It displaying error when I try to update from Dashboard/Plugins path. That ...
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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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check if WordPress website has updates remotely

I am setting up a HTML website that will allow me to manage all my websites from one place. I have already setup an up-time monitor, backup logger, and a to-do list. I am know looking at adding some ...
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Child Themes and Updating Parent Theme

I have not got a child theme set up for the theme I'm using, though there is an update for the theme now. I've had a google and they say that if you don't have a child theme you will loose your "...
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Update from 4.5 to 4.6 failing

I am having a few issues upgrading a wordpress installation. I am moving from 4.5.3 to the latest, 4.6.1 - but every time I try I get an error. I have tried both the auto-update and doing it manually ...
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Site Cookie Error, Redirection and Blank Pages after Upgrade

I've updated my site http://www.velo-classique.com/ to the newest version of WP. The theme and all the plugins are updated but I get the following errors: Cookie error when login. When I save, for ...
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Main content showing up below sidebar

I was working on our site yesterday ( www.windhorsethoroughbreds.com ) and the only thing I changed was the background picture for the header. I checked after making the changes and everything showed ...
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Updating a page won't have any effect

I tried to update my about-us page by aligning all the picture to the right. And deleted some spaces to make the page tight. But update clicking UPDATE button and view the page I still get the same ...
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Theme update deleted my custom page

I have a WordPress install on my own server for testing reasons, as I want to use WordPress in professional situations. I used WP before, but that was long time ago and this is the first time I ran in ...
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When can changing a theme damage a website?

My supervisor thinks that changing the theme of an existing website is as easy as clicking a button. To my way of thinking, depending on the change of theme, areas for posts or pages (or other things)...
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How to test plugin update through WordPress plugin updater without tagging new release in the repo

I have been searching for hours trying to find a way to test the update process for my plugin before tagging a new release in the repo. I have a function that is called using add_action( '...
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pages disable after wordpress update

today I updated my wordpress to latest version but the update didnt complete & all the pages were throwing maintenance message so I deleted the maintenance file from the server, now I can access ...
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Couple questions about .htaccess, login page, updates

I want to secure my login page, but with this problem came some newbie questions too, I guess. Firstly, if I change some of the .htaccess files, how properly should I do this in order not to make ...

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