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  • Resolved pweingart


    Hi, all,

    I just downloaded the new version of wordpress, updated my /var tree, and ran the wp-admin/upgrade.php, which tells me no upgrade is required, my wordpress version is up to date.

    So why, when I log in as admin to my blog, does wordpress throw up a bar that says “A new version of WordPress is available! Please update now?” Is the silly thing that unintelligent that it puts up the bar without checking its own version?


    Phil W.

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  • Try logging out and log back in again, or hit f5 or refresh when you’re on your Dashboard page?

    Done that a few times, actually. I even logged out as “root” and came back as another user. No dice.


    Phil W.

    Weird. I wish I could get that far, where in the hell do I find the upgrade.php URL?

    That will be in your wp-admin directory.

    In my installation, wp-admin is just under my server’s root directory. So to execute upgrade.php, I type into the URL bar in the browser:

    It might be different on your site, depending on where wp-admin resides. If, for example, your wp-admin directory is under wordpress, which resides at the root of your web service, you’d type

    It all depends on where you put the wp-admin directory.

    Oh, and in case you don’t know where to find it? The directory where index.html resides is the server root directory, but you can execute a “find” command to locate wp-admin:

    find / -name wp-admin -print

    Hope that helps.

    If you get the “Go upgrade wordpress” bar to disappear from your dashboard, let me know. Thanks.

    Phil W.

    I’m having the same problem on my blog at

    Note that WordPress will state “No Upgrade Required” on upgrade.php *if* its files were not (correctly or completely) updated to the current version before you visit the page. So if you uploaded 2.3.2 but upgrade.php states this, there’s something amiss with the upload.

    As indicated by our fine and humble moderator, there was something amiss with the upload. I was fooled by an old tar file into upgrading to my current version instead of the new one. I repeated the process using the correct tar file, and the upgrade bar disappeared.

    Cockpit error, folks. Thanks, Kafkaesqui.

    Ditto on my end. In my case, it was a completely redundant directory on Bluehost called public_html. I had always assumed that this was the physical directory where the files are stored, and that www was a symbolic link to it, but apparently not.

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