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  • When I click the “Update Now” button for any plugin, it redirects to a 404 page not found.

    There is a problem with update URLs. For example, the “Update Now” URL for “Contact Form 7” is as bellow

    All plugins are in same status. “Update now” URL is in following format “/wp-admin/VERSION-NUMBER-OF-PLUGIN”, which result in 404 page.

    I have disabled all plugins but it didn’t help.

    Any ideas what could be the issue?

    Thank you.

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  • I still haven’t found any solution for this problem. Anyone has any ideas of what could be the problem.

    Thank you



    I haven’t found a solution for this but for anyone having a similar problem, a workaround is to click on the link which takes you to the details popup about plugin update and start the update process from there.

    I’ve been having the same issue and nobody has responded to any of my threads. thank you so so much for the work around.

    I find that I cannot update themes and even edit the settings for select plugins (Disable Comments being one of them). My jetpack stats do not display correctly now as well. have you made any headway with this?

    I’ve noticed that this has all happened since updating to 3.5.1…

    Sorry I won’t have much help since I don’t have the other problems as you do. I had problem in updating the themes but it was related to file permissions. I corrected that and now I can update the themes.

    Try looking in your wp-config file.

    I don’t know what the exact issue is, but it sounds like you may have specified a variable you shouldn’t have.

    Do any of them look like the url (or part thereof) that the plugins attempt to access?
    I could be well off – but worth checking.

    I had same problem after upgrading to wordpress 3.5.1

    Same issue here. Still having it after updating to 3.5.2

    I can update everything individually but I can’t do bulk updates or delete plugins on the plugin page. JP Stats not showing up for me either.

    Hello everyone, dnasserian, I have the same exact problem you have. I also had the problem where I could not publish any posts/add any links. I found out how to fix this problem by uploading the “Use Google Libraries” plugin. This is not a true fix though and I want to get to the bottom of this problem and where I don’t need to use a plugin so I could edit a post.

    As for updating multiple plugins, I keep getting the 404 Error Page. I have another blog but with a different website provider and I don’t have any issues at all! The problem is GoDaddy, I feel. I called GoDaddy and the tech did not know what to do (A newbie). I’ll keep everyone posted.

    I host with Blue Host so I don’t think it’s exclusive to Go Daddy.

    Yeah, you are most likely right. I spoke to a tech there shortly after my post and he knew what he was doing. He said it was a WordPress issue. He told me to reinstall WordPress (latest version) but manually. I did so and nothing. On my other host (Lunarpages) everything is working great, go figure. I’m really surprised that there aren’t many people experiencing this. Did you have the problem with editing a post, do you need to use the “Use Google Libraries” plugin also??

    Also, the updating multiple plugins problem lies in the wp-admin/update-core.php. Good luck!

    I have same problem with hostgator and others, any solution?



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