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  • I’d like to try to use the Automatic Update feature introduced with 2.7, but it has never worked. It has always just sat at

    Downloading update from

    and has never gone any farther. It’s not frozen; I can leave the page normally and everything runs at normal speed, but it just never gives me any other text beyond that line.

    I am using basic hosting plan, and MySQL 4, and PHP4 too I believe. Could that be causing this issue?

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  • Oh yes, and I know that wordpress will fail (with error code) if PHP4 has not been fooled with the xmapp code in the .htaccess file. Already did that. And it’s a different issue; in my case it doesn’t even get to an error code! – although I wish it would; it would give me something else to go on.

    in 1and1’s FAQ’s… there something about making your server space use the .php5 extension [ which is what your problem is ].

    I had the same thing with 2.7 because the auto-updates require php5 and 1and1 won’t work w/o editing the server php variables or whatever it is.

    Create a .htaccess file and place the following line AddType x-mapp-php5 .php in it.
    This will tell Apache to use PHP 5 instead of PHP 4 for the extension .php in the
    directory the .htaccess is placed and all sub-directories under it.
    You can use AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php as an alternative for or instead of
    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    This one might help [ ]

    okay, well I had already tried that with my main .htaccess file in the root of my storage space, but do I need to remake a new .htaccess file say, in the /admin/ folder as well with the same instructions? I’m missing some step here.

    But I was under the assumption that it would fail with an error code, not just hang – did you get an error code when you were having this issue, Anubis?

    You have to edit the .htaccess in the main root director. Add the following code on the line after #End WordPress

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    If you attempted to upgrade wordpress and it did not work and you are missing 1/2 your dashboard, this will also fix that.

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