Support » Fixing WordPress » Do updates change tables in the database?

  • Hey there,

    the idea is to make all updates for plugins and WordPress itself on a staging site and test everything there.

    The production site (ecommerce) is active all the time, so the database changed through orders for example.

    We don’t want to do everything we have done on staging again on the production site – so we want to push changes from staging to production.

    Is it enough to push changed plugin files over to production? Or do plugins and WordPress do database changes while updating and we loose this changes for production than?

    Can’t find any information about that…

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  • Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    Such updates may happen, but when you push over the new code, it should detect that DB changes are required and execute them. However, you may be required to login to wp-admin and explictly click an update button. It depends on the plugin and/or themes.

    Michael Hartl


    Hey Steve,

    thank you very much for your answer!

    Can it happen with some plugins that it is not detected that DB changes are necessary? So that it comes to errors then?

    Thank you and best regards,


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