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auto manual update 3.0.4 (5 posts)

  1. 47songs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Alrighty then.

    When upgrading to 3.0.1 I got the error message,"You are not allowed to call this page directly." Apparently, because I changed my wordpress address to http://www.tshirtsatfirstsite.com from http://www.wordpress.com/tshirtsatfirstsite I would need to upgrade manually.

    I don't want to have to do that every time there is an upgrade. Being a non expert, it becomes too time-consuming. Procrastinating the 3.0.1 manual upgrade, I tried the auto upgrade again after a few weeks and it worked! Like a charm.

    Can anyone tell me why the auto upgrade worked after a few weeks even though I hadn't made any changes to the blog? Will the auto upgrade work again if I wait a couple of weeks this time? Would it be possible for WordPress coders to make the auto upgrade work for those who change their address by removing the word 'wordpress' in the future?

    Thanks, anyone.

    Donna

  2. 47songs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. Would it be possible for WordPress coders to make the auto upgrade work for those who change their address by removing the word 'wordpress' in the future?

    That's not the problem.

    Also remember, just because YOU didn't make any changes doesn't mean your SERVER had no changes :)

    The manual upgrade is, literally, copying files up. Takes as much time as the automated one, really.

  4. 47songs
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, okay. Thanks, Ipstenu. If the address change isn't the problem, what is? You seem to be suggesting that it could be the server? My server is with Go-Daddy. Do others have this problem, too?

    The manual upgrade is, literally, copying files up. Takes as much time as the automated one, really.

    In my case, the problem isn't the manual upgrade. It's me. Long story short: I have a blood disorder, I've had both strokes and bleeds which caused damage and the inability to read. I've progressed but I still have trouble keeping large blocks of wordy instruction and my thoughts organized. Everything takes so darned long.

    Anyways, thank you for your response. Really appreciated. When this happened the last time, I called Go-Daddy but they were not able to help me.

    Donna

  5. Then you may want to consider hiring someone to maintain the code behind the site, cause there are going to be many times where you need to do things manually. WordPress is mostly automated for upgrades and installs, but when things go wrong (and they do for all of us), you WILL need to dive in manually.

    A handful of people have had problems with the automated installer working and not working sporadically. I call it at about an 85% success ratio (totally unscientific study), so about 15% of the time, I expect to see it break down.

    A manual upgrade is 3 steps.

    1) Download http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    2) Unzip it.
    3) Copy the files up to your server.

    That's it. I mean, yeah, you should ALWAYS make a backup first (copy all the files on the server to your desktop, export the database), but if you're relying 100% on the auto-updater, then you're not doing that anyway.

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