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[resolved] failing to update most of plugins and uploading photos (6 posts)

  1. civava
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is what I get after upgrading to WP 3.8.1
    I also have problem uploading photos.
    I didn't have these problems before WP 3.8.1
    Theme is Twenty Thirteen, page http://www.parfumistablog.com/

    "The update process is starting. This process may take a while on some hosts, so please be patient.
    Enabling Maintenance mode…
    Updating Plugin Add Link to Facebook (1/7)
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/add-link-to-facebook.1.201.zip…
    An error occurred while updating Add Link to Facebook: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
    Updating Plugin AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget (2/7)
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/addthis.3.5.8.zip…
    An error occurred while updating AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
    Updating Plugin Editorial Assistant by Zemanta (3/7)
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/zemanta.1.2.4.zip…
    An error occurred while updating Editorial Assistant by Zemanta: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
    Updating Plugin Jetpack by WordPress.com (4/7)
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jetpack.2.8.zip…
    An error occurred while updating Jetpack by WordPress.com: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
    Updating Plugin WordPress Related Posts (7/7)
    Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wordpress-23-related-posts-plugin.3.3.2.zip…
    An error occurred while updating WordPress Related Posts: Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file.
    Disabling Maintenance mode…
    All updates have been completed."

  2. Mateja
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey, maybe the update server was down. Have you tried to upgrade again?

    Best,
    Mateja

  3. civava
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried to upgrade several times in last month. I tried just now.
    Unfortunately it doesn't work.

    Regards,
    Andreja

  4. Mateja
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just noticed "Failed to write request to temporary file." in error message above, looks like your installation of WordPress doesn't have permission to create temporary files.

    I suggest you look at this page and this thread, they're suggesting several things you can try.

    Hope this helps.

    Best,
    Mateja

  5. civava
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I contacted my host and they told me I had some backup plugin which left 500 MB of temp files in my backup directory.

  6. Steven Gliebe
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I got the same error for the first time while trying to update a plugin. Clearing out my hosting account's /tmp directory solved it. It turns out my host has a limit on the total size of temporary files and that limit was being exceeded during the update process, hence the error message. I assume this is what happened to civava and that it is the typical cause for this particular error.

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