[wp-hackers] Wordpress automatic update fail-ish

mccormicky mccormicky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 09:37:19 UTC 2009

This happens to me on a lot of the sites I maintain.
Next time instead of killing the whole upgrade  you can check the timestamps
of the files -- Most FTP clients show the changed timestamp.
Because I think stopping the upgrade during  upgrade generates the failure

When you choose auto upgrade are you 1st directed to choose SSL FTP or FTP?
Only happens on 2 sites/servers, so just curious as to why not all.

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:02 AM, Art Delano <ajd at cloudiness.com> wrote:

> I attempted to update a client's site from WP 2.8 to 2.8.5 through the
> automated updater. The updater was stuck for a long time (roughly five
> minutes), so I killed it and replaced the WordPress system manually, by FTP.
> There are two odd things.
> 1. Post-FTP, there was no interstitial about updating the database
> 2. There's a yellow bar on admin pages saying "An automated WordPress
> update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now".
> The site appears to be working normally now; randomly poking at various
> pages and posts doesn't indicate anything's wrong. Aside from the yellow
> bar, is there cause for worry? I'm loathe to try the automated update again
> if it locked up the first time. And I'd like to know what's going wrong
> rather than try bulk-replacing the WordPress engine again.
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