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Upgrade from 5.0.4 to 5.1.1 causes $theme to be null

When we upgrade from 5.0.4 to 5.1.1 the site stops loading. The error message is Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function images_path() on null /wp-content/themes/mytheme/header.php ...
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Environment to do updates to legacy (4.7) version of WP while staying on php 5.6?

So, I think I know what needs to happen but I wanted to get the opinion of the community and hopefully some more experienced people. I have to do content and theme updates to a site still running php ...
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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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How is FTP used for upgrade?

When I want to upgrade a plugin, I'm prompted for FTP credentials for the server. Are those used by the browser to connect to the server and modify the relevant files ? Or does the server connect to ...
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Installation failed: Public and Private keys incorrect for user

for some time now I have issues updating my wordpress instance. I am trying to use the public-private-key method. However when using ssh2 I get the follwing error message: "Installation failed: Public ...
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How to upgrade wordpress version?

My website is running on WordPress version 4.9.8. When I go to <mysite>/wp-admin/update-core.php, it says, You have the latest version of WordPress. Future security updates will be applied ...
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Stuck on Database Update Required after downgrading to 4.9.9 from backup

I used BackupBuddy to revert the database and overwrote the wordpress files of version 5.0.2 with 4.9.9. However I can't use the admin without the Database Update Required screen blocking me. How to i ...
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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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How to check if a core update, like 4.9.8 → 5.0, involves a database update (migration)?

And where do I (reliably) look for this kind of information? I find myself googling for 'wordpress changelog' on every other update... Background: usually I use a "skeletal" WP installation (seperate ...
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WordPress 5 upgrade: until when is it safe to keep project running in 4.x?

As announced, Wordpress version 5 will be hitting the road this December. Considering the availability of security support and patches for previous versions (4.9.x, 4.8.x, 4.7.x), until when is it ...
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Update PHP version 5.3 to 7.2 or first WP 4.7.11 to 4.9.8?

I am not sure if I am better of by upgrading WP to 4.9.8 when my PHP version is still on 5.3 or do the other way?
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How come there is no error if I upgrade WordPress core after locking .htaccess permissions to 644?

How come there is no error if I upgrade WordPress core after locking .htaccess' permissions to 644? I upgrade WordPress this way basically: wp plugin update --all wp core update wp language core ...
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Media library corrupted after upgrading to 4.9.6

I just upgraded WP to 4.9.6. My WP installation is on Windows 10 in a XAMPP installation, running as a virtual server on my laptop. I migrated this site from a remote LAMP server, with mostly ...
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Wordpress automatic update error. Download failed : SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate, “Installation Failed”

Wordpress 3.9.4 upgrade to the latest version is giving the following error. Download failed.: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate", "Installation Failed".
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DISABLE wordpress upgrade page

For security purpose I want to Disable the adresse below: ...../upgrade.php It's give informations about the version of wordpress used.
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Enabling WP_USE_EXT_MYSQL to support old plugin

We recently did a major WordPress site upgrade (3.7.25 to 4.9.4 - yes, probably shouldn't have waited this long). I set up a test environment first and thought there would be no issues. However, upon ...
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Rebuild vs Upgrade - need pointers, advice

I know that I don't know what I don't know about Wordpress. :-) I've been deploying large Joomla websites for over 10 years. My team has done simple Wordpress sites but nothing super customized. I ...
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Custom Wordpress Core upgrade through wp-cli

I'm trying to do a custom wordpress core upgrade through wp-cli, theres an GUI upgrade hang issue in kubernetes when AWS EFS storage is used. For me wp core upgrade works great. I need somekind of ...
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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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Can I upgrade a plugin to a specific version?

I am testing plugin upgrades on a staging instance before applying them to production. But if there are any delays in this process, I may end up being prompted to upgrade to a newer, untested version ...
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Upgrading a wordpress site to its newest version

I maintain a website for my wife called www.delscookingtwist.com. Recently she decided to change her theme. That was big enough a change that I could not simply do it on the live version (which, ahem, ...
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Best method to upgrade multisite plugin's numerous database table

In the codex it is explained how to hook to plugin_loaded and check the version of the currently installed plugin against what's registered in the options, then realise if you need to upgrade the ...
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How does WordPress get the upgrade URL?

Can anyone point me to the location in the code where WordPress gets the core update url (eg: https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/en_AU/wordpress-4.8.2.zip)?
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WP website won't accept any new content - need dedicated hosting?

I can't add any more content to the website. Theme devs said to increase limits on the server (memory_limit, max_input_vars, max_execution_time). We upgraded a package with the host, and tried to ...
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Do I have to buy a WordPress plan if I have Bluehost? [closed]

I have started a blog through bluehost. Since I've paid for bluehost and connected it to WordPress do I have to buy a WordPress plan as well or can I carry on without it? I was reading through the ...
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Is database safe after merging a branch of a more recent version over an older one?

Use case: 2 git branches: staging (wp4.7x -- or whatever) production (wp4.7x -- or whatever) Then I do a wordpress update on staging. Then merge staging files on production. At this point, I will ...
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WP Plugin with Upgrade option

I'm working on a Wordpress Plugin and I'm looking for a way to include a free version and a premium version in one plugin. I do not want to check "if(isPremium){} else{}" every view lines of codes, ...
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How to check whether a site has been compromised without browsing into it?

I have been asked to take over an old and neglected Wordpress installation, which is still at version 3.4.2. I have read the upgrading instructions at: https://codex.wordpress.org/...
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Custom theme updater - random string in new theme name

I am making a theme that will be updateable via github. https://github.com/pallazzio/skeleton I am trying to use the plugin updater tutorial from smashing magazine, modified for updating a theme ...
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Site showing version 4.1.16 as latest version

Someone I know has a WP site that is running 4.1.16 and I advised to upgrade it to 4.7.3 Weirdly though it is showing 4.1.16 as the latest version. Apart from solving this by doing a fresh install of ...
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After Upgrade: $user becomes unknown (id: 0) after successful login?

I just disabled all plugins, and then upgraded my WP to 4.7.3. And then first thing i do is to login as Administrator to the Panel. Then i'm getting: Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page ...
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wordpress upgrade from 4.2.1 to 4.7.3 500 error

For some reason, WordPress wont let me automatically upgrade, so i am going down the manual root. I have uploaded the contents of wp-admin and wp-includes, backing up the previous folders. When ...
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Upgrading from 3.2.1 to current

I had a Wordpress blog running on a server that suddenly disappeared on me. I have backups of both the files & the database, but I was running v3.2.1. I have access to a new server that runs the ...
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can we modify wordpress plugin version value to avoid update warning?

Since plugin updates might bring some unexpected issues to the compatibilies. Is it recommended to modify plugin version value to fool the wordpress plugin update system if priority is to turn off ...
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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 when I try to access to this old WordPress site it is opened the installation page?

I am not so into WordPress and I have the following problem. Some years ago I create this WordPress site for a humanitarian association of a friend. Then I never administrated it for years. Today my ...
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Multisite network admin - User's role not showing up

I upgrade my wordpress to 4.7.1 two days ago, then i am having trouble with my roles in the multisite admin. My issue is similar with this one, where the roles are not visible in my multi-site admin ...
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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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Multi-site database upgrade claims success, but db_version not updated

I've been running WP core 4.4.2 for a while, and just upgraded to 4.6.1. I'm running a sub-directory multi-site installation. I can't use automated updates. So I deactivate all plugins, copy the new ...
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Failure upgrading / updating site to WordPress 4.7

I've just clicked to upgrade my site from WP 4.6.x to 4.7, but it has failed with little clue of what's wrong. The front end still loads and works fine, but when I try and login to the back end, it ...
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Upgrade routine: Interaction with user confirmation

See also here after a second think, this question is wp oriented, so I move it to here. I try to develop a wordpress plugin, which can be upgraded smoothly and more importantly, I want the user to ...
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Login screen keeps resetting?

This problem occurred after I upgraded Wordpress and the screen went blank. Prior to upgrading, I deactivated one of the plugins on the site cuz it was preventing me from accessing the plugins page ...
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How to allow registered users to change their user role through frontend?

From time to time i want to give my registered users the chance to upgrade their user role by themselves for free. I tried this by writing a little plugin, but sady i can't get the html form to show ...
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Button for users to upgrade their user role + Button to show current user role!

I have a blog with different user roles and therefore different user permission levels. From time to time, I would like to give my registered users the possibility to upgrade their current user role (...
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Plugin development: delete options when updating to a new version

As a plugin developer, I want to ensure that my plugin doesn't leave any custom settings left behind from my plugin when upgrading from v1.0 to v2.0. Whenever a user uninstalls my plugin, I've ...
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Upgrading existing Wordpress 4.1 to 4.6. What are some obstacles I might encounter?

I have a 4.1 wordpress and I need to update it to the latest, which is 4.6 currently. Have there been common or known issues during an upgrade like this? Also I am new to wordpress upgrading as I am ...
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Upgrade 4.5.2 to 4.5.3 deleting row in wp_options table

In performing the upgrade from 4.5.2 to 4.5.3, a single row used by a plugin is deleted which contains all the data for the plugin. I'm digging through the upgrade and I don't see anything that ...
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wp_options table has duplicate rows and primary key / autoincrement has been removed

I've noticed that in my development instance of Wordpress that wp_options contains duplicate rows. After some more investigation I found that the primary_key and auto_increment restraints were removed ...
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upgrading ACF (advanced custom fields) on an old site [closed]

I have a site that needs to be updated and it was running an old version of ACF (4.4.1). I had to get a new version of ACF because we don't ahve a good copy of the old. So when i updated my image ...
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How to preserve PHP modifications while upgrading WordPress?

I made a lot of custom modifications in the PHP code of my WordPress blog. Namely in: archive.php, blog.php, footer.php, functions.php, header.php, search.php To provide customized search results, ...