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  • I’m upgrading from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5.

    Oddly, the automatic update – which had worked without incident previously – is prompting FTP login as if permissions are incorrect. I’ve verified that the owner of all WP folders is the www user.

    Now, I’ve had issues with automatic update before, so I’ve tried going to a manual update, working with each of the files listed here:

    Those files all show updated, but WP is still asking me to update to 3.0.4. Did I somehow miss changing the version number somewhere in addition to the manual file copying?

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  • You said you copied the files but did you actually run the upgrade? (

    I’m not sure what you mean. Generally, overwriting the files and logging into wp-admin does initiate the upgrade. I did run wp-admin/upgrade.php just for the heck of it, but that’s the database upgrade, and isn’t necessary upgrading 3.0.4 > 3.0.5 anyway.

    The version number is held in file wp-includes/version.php

    Have a look in this file on your installation and locate the line which begins “$wp_version =”; if it says 3.0.4 then you have not upgraded to 3.0.5 correctly.

    Just in case you have not seem them, the instructions for a manual upgrade are given here:

    Hope this helps.

    @2ells: That’s why I’m so confused. wp-includes/version.php shows 3.0.5 in the version string, but 3.04 displays in the footer and the “WordPress 3.0.5 is available! Please update now.” message shows in admin.

    Definitely followed the codex instructions. However, I did limit the files I copied to those listed as changed in the 3.0.5 wiki page. That’s why I’m suspicious I missed something.

    Is there another place the version is stored / another place 3.0.4 is still, uh, lurking?

    The database string in this version I thought wasn’t changed, but maybe it’s still a db thing?

    Don’t know whether the version number is held somewhere else (its a bit messy if it is). I would just try the full step by step upgrade as given in the instructions i.e. overwriting wp-includes and wp-admin etc rather than just the files listed as updated. Won’t identify the cause but it might sort it.

    I would try a delete and full upgrade, as it sounds like something didn’t get copied up correctly. You can delete everything save the WP-content folder, WP-config.php file and .htaccess without loosing anything.

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