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[resolved] Upgrading to 2.8.5 (34 posts)

  1. wordpress4you
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All my blogs are 2.8.4. Now some are hung an invitation to upgrade to 2.8.5 and some are not. Does it means I got something wrong with those installations?

  2. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No. It may take a few hours, but the upgrade message should appear on the others when they have checked to see if there is an update.

  3. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Always make sure you do a backup before you run an upgrade as things can go wrong during an upgrade. Also, disable plugins and switch to the default theme before an upgrade. After upgrading you can always switch back again, but watch your plugins carefully as if something breaks it will likely be the fault of a plugin.

  4. CarlitoErgoSUM
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hmm, all fine and well, but the auto upgrade does NOT work. It used to work fine, but it doesn't now.

    I have tested this on 6 different blogs, with the default theme switched on AND plugins disabled. No luck.

    The upgrade screen tells me it's "done" with two notifications that it downloaded the .zip file. And that's the end of it.

    It is a real pity, because auto-update beats the pants out of a manual one. It's a real drag that is isn't working.

  5. Bryan Davis
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Auto update isn't working for me either. After clicking "Proceed" it hangs for a while and eventually switches to the following:

    Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.5.zip.

    Unpacking the update.

    Verifying the unpacked files

    Installing the latest version

    Could not copy file: /httpdocs/wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php

    Installation Failed

    Any ideas?

  6. patrickd88
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having trouble as well on all of my blogs I admin. Gets to 'Installing the latest version' and then hangs forever. Reloading later results in a failed update. I've done the manual on two of them. Auto updates have always WORKED before this upgrade.

  7. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Might need to increase the amount of memory a PHP script may consume

    1. If you have access to your PHP.ini file, change the line in PHP.ini
    If your line shows 32M try 64M:
    memory_limit = 64M ; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (64MB)

    2. If you don't have access to PHP.ini try adding this to an .htaccess file:
    php_value memory_limit 64M

    3. Try adding this line to your wp-config.php file:
    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

    4. Talk to your host.

  8. worldview
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Bluehost helped and came to same conclusion and raised memory to 64M and even had to set php.ini as SINGLE in cpanel-->php config

    Now having problem with comment box of comment form appearing in footer

  9. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Now having problem with comment box of comment form appearing in footer

    @ worldview - If necessary, please start another topic with that 'question'.

  10. steveportigal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I tried to do the automatic upgrade:
    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2354937 bytes) in /home/portigal/domains/portigal.com/public_html/wp/wp-includes/http.php on line 1324

    Any suggestions how to fix? Why all of a sudden this problem? Thanks!

  11. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    steveportigal
    Deactivate all plugins and try the upgrade again. If it fails, reread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/323253?replies=10#post-1254110

  12. thehealthyskeptic
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Automatic upgrade has NEVER worked for me. Sigh.

  13. rugbytal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My Automatic upgrade worked, but I have a totally different problem, some of the Plugins do not seem to work or has caused a Blank Site ADMIN page to display.

    Disabling WP Comment Remix has sorted the Blank Site Admin problem out...

    I would rather just roll back to WordPress 2.8.4 where all my plugins worked but I can't finad instructions anywhere to help me roll back from WordPress 2.8.5 to WordPress 2.8.4

    Can someone PLEASE help me with roll back proceedure, seeing as I was stupid enough not to make a Database Backup before Automatically Upgrading to WP 2.8.5

  14. indiaberry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Do you have any previous back up of the database from 2 weeks ago?

  15. rugbytal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    indiaberry, I don't have on my system but my webhost is supposed to make backups... hang in there, let me check quickly...

  16. rugbytal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    indiaberry, can you believe it, they never made backups because.. well they did not.... oi vei...

    It will teach me to make backups myself... like I always preach to clients of mine.

    Can't one just remove (move) the contents of wp-admin and wp-includes and replace them with 2.8.4's wp-admin and wp-includes ??

  17. indiaberry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wait. Do you have a WordPress XML Export?
    Without deleting wordperss 2.8.5 folder or the database for that. Create a new database and upload wordpress 2.8.4 to that new folder. Export the file from wordpress 2.8.5 in the Tool section at the bottom of wordpress admin page. Then import that into wordpress 2.8.4. Let me know if it work that way. Don't delete the wordpress 2.8.5 folder.

  18. rugbytal
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    indiaberry, the last WordPress XML Export which I have was more than 2 months ago when I migrated the site from another host to my current location.

    Since then I've had 30 000 PLUS comments (user comments) on my site plus I've enabled and disabled numerous PLUGINS, edited my Theme slightly, I've probably had about 400 PLUS Posts (new threads).... so the database is now significantly different.

    I was thinking, tonight during absolutely no traffic time on my site (midnight GMT + 2), I will do the following:

    1. Backup my current yet somewhat corrupted database, because at least it's got 95% functionality, only 2 plugins seem to be affected (WP Comment Remix and Ad-Minister)

    2. Disable all Plugins by temporarily renaming the Plugins Folder to Plugins waiting.

    3. Rename WP-admin to WP-admin old.

    4. Copy all WordPress 2.8.4's WP-admin to replace where WP-admin used to be.

    5. Reverse the rename of Plugins waiting back to Plugins to enable all plugins.

    6. Test the site for functuality. if OK, problem solved, if not, do the following from No 7 onwards.

    7. Disable all Plugins again by temporarily renaming the Plugins Folder to Plugins waiting.

    8. Rename WP-includes to WP-includes old.

    9. Copy all WordPress 2.8.4's WP-includes to replace where WP-includes 2.8.5 used to be.

    10. Reverse the rename of Plugins waiting back to Plugins to enable all plugins.

    11 Test the site for functuality. if OK, problem solved, if not, I'll reverse everything i've done in these steps and come running to the forum again.

    Does this sound like a logical method or are there pittfalls I should watch for?

  19. SunMatrix
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am new here...

    Little over a week back i successfully setup WordPress 2.8.4...Today I saw that there was an update to that i.e. 2.8.5...

    I backed up all my files...i disabled all the plugins...and i clicked upgrade automatically...all i got after that was "Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.5.zip." Nothing has happened after that...why is that so?

    Await your reply.

  20. vTino
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am having the same problem as SunMatrix, after clicking Upgrade Automatically "Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.8.5.zip." appears and then nothing else happens.

    Any clue would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

  21. attoigo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, anyone having issues with Comments V 2.8.5 not allowing login or new user add?

    Any idea of the fix to get comments working again properly?

    Thanks.

    Tony

  22. indiaberry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    rugbytal, did the method you came up with work? Back up your database before you do that.

  23. nsdinheiro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,
    I am upgrade to version 2.8.5
    However when I go to update a post or activate a plugin gives me this error:
    Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/***/public_html/sosbookies.com/wp-settings.php:1383) in /home/***/public_html/sosbookies.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 865

  24. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nsdinheiro: Upgrade again. Tools > Upgrade. Something got missed.

    vTino & SunMatrix: read MichaelH's post above on increasing memory. Make sure to deactivate plugins and get a database backup before you upgrade. Once you upgrade, you can enable plugins again. I'd suggest doing it one by one and making sure that the plugin doesn't break anything before continuing on.

  25. nsdinheiro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I made a backup, deactivate all plugins, made the upgrade, increase memory in wp-settings and so far okay.
    When i was activating the plugins one by one, the same error occured.

  26. zavakid
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, it seems the problem happens many times, I think it's a big problem!

  27. lnoyl
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    same problem here...hangs on downloading update screen. last automatic update worked fine...

  28. wildbug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    How often is WP updated? I am new to WP and it seems like it happens really often. Why the new version now, I just upgraded to 2.8.4. Is it critical to upgrade as soon as it comes out or can one wait? Looks like there are bugs...

  29. Dave333
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Upgrading WordPress is always such a pain. It can totally destroy your site and has often happened to me. Then I have to spend a day troubleshooting and restoring. I must be a glutten for punishment as I went ahead with the update as prompted. I chose the automatic upgrade. Surprise surprise - it failed. Luckily for me, it didn't destroy my site this time and I was able to reactivate my plugins and I am back to normal on 2.8.4.

    Here was the message:

    Warning: ftp_mkdir() [function.ftp-mkdir0: OK. Current directory is /public_html/sitefolder/blog/home/accountname/public_html/nameofsite/blog/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ftpext.php on line 240

    Could not create directory: /public_html/nameofsite/blog

    Installation Failed.

    That message might be usefull to a programmer but I have no idea what it means. An error messege written in English would be more useful. Telling me "Warning: gobledygook: OK" seems like an oxymoron to me. It's like saying "Warning: everything is OK. Upgrade Failed".

    If anyone can make sense of that error message please let me know.

    With all the glitches it seems people are having with 2.8.5 perhaps it was actually a good thing it failed. I think it is best to stay with a working blog most of the time As the old axim goes:

    "If it aint broke, don't fix it"

  30. ndewan456123
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hey everyone
    I'm having trouble as well on all of my blogs I admin. Gets to 'Installing the latest version' and then hangs forever. Reloading later results in a failed update. I've done the manual on two of them. Auto updates have always WORKED before this upgrade.

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