If you are trying to update to WordPress 3.0 and you are frozen on “Downloading…” or seeing “Fatal error: Allowed memory size exhausted” errors, don’t fear! Simply activate this plugin and try again.
You can remove this plugin once you have updated. You’ll never need it again!
- Why is this plugin necessary?
The size of the download package for WordPress 3.0 is a bit larger than previous versions, due to the merge with WordPress MU and the awesome Twenty Ten theme. WordPress needs a bit more memory to download the larger file, which this plugin handles.
- Why doesn’t it work?
Your host may prevent PHP from increasing its own memory limit. Please contact your host. WordPress recommends at least 32 MB, but it may need a bit more during an automatic upgrade. This plugin bumps the theoretical limit to 256 MB, though we’d never need that much.