I just upgraded to WP 2.8.4 and also need to update several plugins. But when I select “upgrade automatically” for a plugin, I get a fail message. And then the plugin folder **disappears** from my plugins folder on the server. This happens whether I select the “FTP” or “FTPS” connection type for auto-upgrade.
I can manually place the updated plugin files on my site via FTP, but I’d like to use the automatic upgrade function. Any suggestion for what might be wrong?
The error message looks like this below; this is copied from my attempt to upgrade the wp-email widget:
Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-email.2.50.zip.
Unpacking the update.
Installing the latest version.
Deactivating the plugin.
Removing the old version of the plugin.
Could not remove the old plugin.
Plugin upgrade Failed.
Actions: Return to Plugins page
ALSO: When I return to the main “Manage Plugins” page, I get this error message: “The plugin wp-email/wp-email.php has been deactivated due to an error: Plugin file does not exist.”
I have tried the step of de-activating all plugins, then attempting to upgrade one of the outdated plugins. Got the same error message.
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