[wp-hackers] what URL does the Dashboard's update button link to?

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Tue Dec 18 07:48:49 UTC 2012

I'm not sure if there is a URL or if it's triggered through a POST event.
In any case you could always include wp_load and just call the update
function directly, i believe the function name is wp_upgrade()
On Dec 17, 2012 1:24 PM, "Haluk Karamete" <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would like to diagrammatically trigger the process which runs when
> an admin clicks on the blue "update" button on the dashboard.
> I'm looking for something like
> .... wp-admin/post.php?post=5095&action=publish
> .... wp-admin/post.php?post=5095&action=submit_publish something like that.
> I assume that the link I'm looking for would trigger the same process
> which takes place upon  an update button click on the admin dashboard.
> The plan is to use the define('WP_USE_THEMES', false); in a standalone
> PHP  and run that link in a loop. ( The particular theme I'm working
> with fixes certain problems that I encounter on my programmatically
> migrated posts upon  a simple update. Since I got to many to fix, thus
> to many to click on the update button manually. )
> Back in the old days, you would be able to go to the view source, find
> that button, trace it to its href .
> Then you could run that href in a loop changing the postid's at each
> iteration and viola, all the posts referred  in the loop would have
> been updated - the same way a manual mouse click would do. Now, the
> click events are attached thru javascript, that's no longer the case.
> Since I cannot see the href and a server level redirect takes place
> thru the operation, it's quite hard to get to it.
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