Support » Fixing WordPress » Localized installs of WP ask for manual update after successful auto-update

  • Resolved Manuel Schmalstieg


    I observe the following behavior on any French or German localized WordPress installs that I administrate, since at least 3.8.2.

    – Auto update works fine, I receive the email notification that the site has been updated.
    – Upon the next login into the admin, I see that it runs the current version (say 3.8.3), but at the same time, the update box on the dashboard urges me to update to the version 3.8.3.
    – On the wp-admin/update-core.php page, it tells “A new version is available”. The button offers to update to “WordPress 3.8.3–de_DE” (or “-fr_FR” for the French sites).
    – After the manual update process, the nagging message disappears, it finally tells me I’m running the current version of WordPress.

    I’m wildly guessing that WordPress may first upgrade to a non-localized version, and then when the localized version becomes available, the auto-update process doesn’t launch because it detects the current version being already installed…

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  • Thread Starter Manuel Schmalstieg


    Just did a test on one of the affected sites, where I didn’t apply the manual upgrade to 3.8.3 yet:

    – Temporarily removed the language setting – define('WPLANG', 'fr_FR');– from the wp-config.php file.
    – On the Dashboard and Updates page, WP immediately stops complaining and tells “You have the latest version of WordPress.”.
    – I re-activate the French language in wp-config.php.
    – Upon returning to the Updates page, it tells me again that “A new version of WordPress is available” and that I should update.

    Moderator Sergey Biryukov


    WordPress Dev

    Thread Starter Manuel Schmalstieg


    Thanks Sergey for the ticket Nr!

    Good to know that there’s a plan 🙂

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