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  • I would MUCH rather upgrade using the automatic option, but each time I try it, nothing happens. The message comes on saying it’s happening –

    Downloading update from…

    – but I don’t see any result. I can go off and wait for an hour but when I look again it’s just sitting there. Could this be a dialup issue? The file exchanges can’t be that hard on my system…

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  • yes will have problem on dial up as this is large file and with dialup you may get files corrupted if you loose connections.

    Yep, I know what you mean… On dialup I almost always have a couple of files that refuse to behave themselves during the ftp of the entire folder, and those rascals have to be uploaded separately.

    And so *Sigh* it would appear that in order to upgrade I have to tear down my 3.1.2 and re-install from the ground up… Nothing new, but it’s the “hard way.” Must be nice to have broadband instead of rural dialup… ‘:)

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Auto upgrades don’t download WP to your PC and then upload them. Auto upgrades go straight between your web host and the WP download server. Dialup has nothing to do with it.

    Some web hosts have restrictive accounts and auto upgrades and auto installs of plugins won’t work. So then you have to manually upgrade via FTP. That’s when dialup comes into play. And yes, there may be dropouts and lengthy upload times.

    Yup. Must be because of dial-up. Had same problem.

    Try to deactivate all of your WordPress plugins and switch your themes to the default Twenty Ten and attempt the WordPress autoupdate again.

    If it failed, you will have to do it the manual way.

    Download the new WordPress installer file, unzip it and then reupload using FTP all the files on the installer folder to your existing WordPress files by replacing and overwriting the old files.

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