Thank you, "BemDesign"... I think... I was afraid you were going to say that. There should not have been a problem with the major (#1 domain name seller and hosting company in the entire world) host, GoDaddy.com . I've been hosting my WP blogs with them for many years and never had a problem. The database is, or was anyway, update to the latest version; and, every time I a WP auto-update, I updated the database when it required it. So, for the auto-update feature to suddenly stop in GoDaddy's hosting, one of the most advanced hosting sites there is, just doesn't make any sense. And, can you imagine if, with the probably millions of customers hosting WP blogs with GoDaddy, they all, or many of them, had the same or similar problems as I did?
I can't call GoDaddy; because, even though I've been with them for over ten years, their customer service has gotten so bad due to their becoming "too big for their britches", over half the time when I call I get rude people who treat me like I'm stupid, of often keep me from getting to (a) supervisor(s), and they don't support WP even though they have it for download and install directly from their site (go figure!).
GoDaddy just recently started supporting WP, but you have to pay considerable extra for that support, which I'm not going to pay for. I may phone them anyway, and take my chances, but they invariably discriminate against me on the basis of my serious physical disabilities and worsen those disabilities by causing me far too much stress and anxiety (you see, I stand up for myself, then they falsely accuse me of being "rude", and they just can't handle that anyone would stand up for themselves.
I should always just automatically ask for a supervisor; but, when I do, they want to know why I want to speak with them, get paranoid that I'm going to report THEM for being rude, etc., and falsely claim that the regular customer service "techs" on the floor supposedly know more about products and technical issues than the supervisors do (yah, right!). If there was someplace as good, relatively inexpensive with such good deals and discounts every month, and easy to transfer all of my domains and hostings to, I would; but it would probably be far too much work, stress and anxiety, even if there was such a domain provider and hosting company like that.
I haven't had to do a manual update to my WP blogs in many years now, so I hope I remember as I go along how it's done, as I'm following the instructions, that it doesn't confuse me, that I can get it accomplished with no problems, and that it truly corrects the issue(s). Because, to be honest, I have a feeling that I'm going to have my time and energy wasted again, and that the manual update is NOT going to correct the issue. I hope I'm wrong and that I'm pleasantly surprise.
Samuel, you don't understand. I've had auto-upgrade for years, and have never had a problem with it until the update to 3.7.0; and, contrary to what you said, I was at version 3.6... whatever it was (I don't recall anymore), and I NEVER clicked on the Update button (which was never provided from that point on anyway) to update to 3.7, so it MUST have been done automatically on WP's end, because I did NOT do it; and both of WP blogs are now updated to 3.7 without my consultation or the option to choose to click on the Update links, and have been updated to same since 3.7 came out (end of October?---so it was actually over two months, not simply one, that I've been patiently waiting for WP to correct this problem or let me know what people with the same or similar problems could do to correct it; if, preferably, WP didn't correct it on their end because they caused it in the first place).
Now it's stuck in version 3.7 without my anymore even being offered the link(s) to update to either, first, 3.7.1; or, now, 3.8.0 and/or 3.8.1 . Go check, if you don't believe me, that I'm now updated to 3.7 (even though I didn't do it), by going to my blogs at the previous URLs above, and clicking the "End" key on your keyboard to take you to my blogs' footers. Again, those links are:
http://www.form-legal.net/ [actually a slightly different, shorter one to take you directly there (but not to the footer, of course)]
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So, I don't appreciate being falsely contradicted. I'm a highly intelligent person with some tech experience, and I have ABSOLUTELY NO mental disabilities WHATSOEVER (as ALL of my disabilities are nothing but physical). Thus, I'm FAR from "stupid" or psychologically disabled.
Therefore, does anyone else, please, have any ideas; hopefully legitimate ones? Thank you again.