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Automatic plugin update broken after update to 3.0.4 (9 posts)

  1. HamsterHuey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi folks,

    I recently did the automatic upgrade from 2.9.2 to 3.0.4 and I've noticed that automatic plugin update has stopped working for me. Here is what I've observed/done:

    Multiple WordPress installs at 2.9.1 and 2.9.2 were working fine and plugin updates also worked fine.

    Updated 2 installs to WordPress 3.0.4 (Automatic upgrade), no errors. Trying to use the automatic update for a plugin stalls at "Downloading update from http://xxxxxx" and the page never updates to notify the successful download and unzipping of the plugin.

    However, when I go back to the Plugins page, the plugin shows up as deactivated but is updated to the latest version. I then have to manually hit re-activate and the updated plugin works fine. So it seems that the plug-in download and unpacking is taking place correctly in the background.

    I tried de-activating all plugins but it didn't fix this issue.

    Another install that is still on 2.9.2 works correctly and is able to update plugins automatically, leading me to believe that this isn't host related or a server side issue. Nor should it be theme related since I've had this issue on multiple sites with multiple themes.

    I've also tried deleting the "upgrade" folder and it was re-created with 755 permission.

    I'd appreciate it if someone could help me troubleshoot this. The current situation doesn't make me very confident about the whole plugin upgrade situation.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    -adding AddType x-mapp-php5 .php to the top of your WordPress .htaccess file?

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - increasing the memory available to PHP?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

  3. HamsterHuey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply Esmi,

    I tried all those things and with no luck. None of these helped fix the issue. Plugin update page still remains stuck at "Downloading update" state even though the plugin is being downloaded and unpacked on the server in the background.

    And this is on an installation which had automatic plugin upgrade working with 2.9.2 a couple of hours back.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What version of PHP is running on your server?

  5. HamsterHuey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm running PHP Version 5.2.14. Let me know if you'd like any specific info from phpinfo. Thanks!

  6. HamsterHuey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Any ideas anyone?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Are all installs on the same server?

  8. HamsterHuey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes they are. What's weird though is that auto update works fine on 2.9 and lower installs on the server even now. So unless 3.04 changed something drastically, it couldn't really be permissions/server setting related. I have no idea what changes were made to the auto plug-in update system, so I don't really know what could be causing it or where to start looking.

    I did de-activate all plugins, reset the directory and try twenty-ten but with no luck.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Have you tried increasing the memory available to PHP?
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/253495#post-1017842

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