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    What is the trick to auto update? I have never ever gotten it to work, and 3.0.1 is no exception. Always the same thing happens: click on “automatically update” and the screen goes blank except for the menu on the left,

    Update WordPress
    Downloading update from…

    appears in the main area and then nothing ever happens. No download, no other messages, nada.
    This is the response I’ve always had in multiple versions of Windows (now on v7) using Firefox or Chrome.

    What gives?

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  • It’s probably something with the ftp settings. You aren’t connecting via ftp. I had this happened for quite a while, then installed a new versions manually and auto-upgrade with ftp starting working again.

    Thanks for the reply.

    I’m not sure what you mean by installing by FTP. I always install by FTP, its the only way that works. I use Filezilla, transfer the files, modify per WP instructions, etc.

    What never works is automatic update. I’ve now got WP and four add-ons that need update, and auto-update won’t work for any of them.

    Are there specific ftp settings within WP that need to be set?

    I like wordpress a lot but the laborious updates are a problem. When I upgraded from 2.8 to 3.0, it took literally days because of database changes. I’d sure love to automate the updates.

    Any clues are most welcome.


    Hallelujah, I found the answer in an old WP forum post (tried looking before but didn’t see this one). Answer is here, and it worked!


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