Core automatic upgrade feature was introduced in WordPress Version 2.7. While doing automatic upgrade WordPress places a file named .maintenance in your website’s root directory.
The file is shown during automatic and manual updates made from WordPress admin section. But sometimes when WordPress fail in completing the update process (especially when your PHP memory is hitting its resources or during some communication error etc), it keeps showing, “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.” message on every page of your website.
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oEmbed is a format to enable embedded presentation of any URL on third party websites. It enables the website to display embedded content like photos and videos etc simply by pasting a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.
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New WordPress core updates automatically re-installs some unnecessary files like wp-config-sample.php, read me files, and license files, both default and localized versions, whenever WordPress is updated. Continue reading Cleaning Up WordPress Installation After Core Updates
With new WP Updates Settings you can easily configure WordPress updates settings through UI (User Interface). The plugin provides you various useful options and lets you set your WordPress installation updates including automatic background updates through its settings panel.
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From WordPress 3.7 updates are more reliable and secure with many different checks and safeguards. It comes with fine-grained update controls for developers and systems admins. Now WordPress runs updates automatically in background while and at the same time you can perform other tasks but as said by the developers you will be needing to update from 3.7 to 3.8. This tutorial is on new WordPress plugin called Background Updates for Major Releases. The plugin extends WordPress automatic updates to major releases and you can keep them running automatically in background like other light updates.
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