This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Memory Bump


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.



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Memory Bump is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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