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[resolved] Update Failed Message (15 posts)

  1. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    An automatic update of my theme failed; so I uploaded them theme manually. I am still getting a message telling me the update failed and to try again. How do I get rid of this?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm just kicking this up the list since no one has provided an answer.

  3. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Where is the error message appearing? What is the error?

  4. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's appearing on the dashboard - it's just saying:

    "An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now."

    But as I said, I updated the theme manually and when I click on update, it says that nothing needs to be updated. However the above message refuses to go away.

  5. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The message is referring to the WordPress files, rather than a theme.

  6. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll try uploading the WordPress 3.0 files again and see if it cures it.

  7. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've downloaded WordPress 3.0 - uploaded all the files, again the same message.

    The context was that I was upgrading a theme as per its instructions, however it timed out. I upgraded the theme manually, but the message simply refuses to go away.

  8. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any ideas?

  9. greencurmudgeon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I figured it out: when an upgrade fails, a .maintenance file appears in the main directory - delete it and the message goes away.

  10. familytreeuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've got it too, having upgraded to WP 3.0. I had a spot of plug-ins giving me Error 500s and having sorted all those out, I've got a dashboard that tells me that I'm running WordPress 3.0, yet just above it, under the top nav bar, it reads "An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now."

    I don't feel like clicking that link just yet as i don't want to go through all the plug-in drama again : /

  11. familytreeuk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I figured it out: when an upgrade fails, a .maintenance file appears in the main directory - delete it and the message goes away.

    ha, yes, that gets rid of it :)

  12. fowgre
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this problem trying to auto-upgrade the twenty-ten theme from version 1.0 to 1.1. I have repeatedly FTP'd to my 1and1.com webspace and deleted the .maintenance file from the WP root directory and tried again, but it never works. Tech support at 1and1.com says that it's a WordPress problem.
    ---
    update: problem solved after I tried renaming the plugins folder.

  13. Eaglegrafix
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm reviving this thread. I have had the same message

    An automated WordPress update has failed to complete - please attempt the update again now.

    However, I can not find any file named .maintenance in my fiels.

    I just upgraded to 3.0.1. I have searched the site completely for a file of that name and it is not there.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thank-you

  14. illustrata
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same here...no hidden .maintenance file. It would be nice to track down the source of this anomaly...

  15. Manager53
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have run into the same problem with the failed update message. I have read many posts that talk about deleting the .maintenance file. I also read a post that mentioned that this is a hidden file. Even after ensuring I could view hidden files, there was no .maintenance file to delete. I also saw in another forum that you should delete the "upgrade" folder that resides under wp_content. I did that also...same problem.

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