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An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update (6 posts)

  1. kld53
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I manually uploaded the 3.7.1 update and it works, but I can't find where to clear this message in the dashboard. An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now.

    I read everything about deleting the .maintenance file. I don't see that file. I'm on a Windows server.

    Any other suggestions.

    Thanks.

  2. callummccormick
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Same here. All up to date but with the same message: "An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now".

    On the Updates page, I have, "You have the latest version of WordPress. Future security updates will be applied automatically".

    The plot thickens :)

    C.

  3. kld53
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Also, I'm assuming that with this new automatic update feature this is going to continue to happen with the site's current settings. Can someone point me to instructions on file/folder permissions that will allow the automatic updates, but that are also secure for the site.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  4. jrsjohn
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I have 7 site running WP 3.7.1 - Four of them updated find and three I get
    (An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now). There is no content or files in my upgrade folder and no maintenance file in the root directory.
    I have checked all setting on server and they are the same. I setup three more site to test with and two of them update fine and one failed.
    I set them up in this order.
    HTTP://xxxxxx.xxx/Site/test1/
    HTTP://xxxxxx.xxx/Site/test1/test2/ (failed)
    HTTP://xxxxxx.xxx/Site/test1/test2/test3/

    Test site two (test2) failed ????

  5. kld53
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    OK, this worked for me.

    I gave this file (wp-admin/includes/update-core.php) write permissions.
    Then I went to updates in the dashboard and reinstalled 3.7.1. This cleared the error message.

    I assume I need to leave this file with write permissions for future automated updates to work. Any security issues with this?

    Also, I have to make the /wp-content folder writable for plugins to update from within WordPress. Is this a security issue?

    Thanks.

  6. iacas
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I don't know that it makes sense to change update-core.php to write permissions.

    FWIW, my /wp-content folder is writeable and I manually installed 3.7.1, and this message still won't go away. I don't have a .maintenance file, and I can't figure out how to dismiss this error.

    Pretty annoying to see this "error message" even with no real errors.

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