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  • Resolved kwdavids


    I have 5 WordPress 3.7 sites at VPS.NET and none of them have automatically updated. (I’ve slept on it twice). I was able to update a 6th site manually through the admin interface.

    I installed the background update tester plug-in and it “passed” everything. I have not received any emails. Noting apparent in the Error_Log. My installation is English.

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  • Same here. Tester plugin all green – but no updates, no emails, no other feedback. Just the usual update notification.

    Could this be related to site caching? A CDN? Ask host.

    Same here. No automated update from 3.7 to 3.7.1 even though it should be possible. Have heard of others getting no automated updates as well.

    I opened a support ticket with my host.

    They’ve come through now.

    For 3.7.1, localised auto-updates are a few days behind apparently, so you might be affected if you’re running WordPress in another language, or even the British English version. More info on

    I couldn’t wait, and in wp-config.php, I changed
    define('WPLANG', 'en_GB');
    back to the default
    define('WPLANG', '');
    and the updates were there in the morning.

    One more thing to note: I had to visit the sites, ie load any page, to trigger the email notification (they’re all test installs with no real traffic).

    Thank you for this helpful info, Rootside.

    My sites are all:

    define(‘WPLANG’, ”);

    The geniuses at my host sent me this useless reply:

    Hello Kevin.

    The following string is required for automatic background updates in wp-config.php :
    define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, ‘minor’ );
    It wasn’t present there. I added it to wp-config.php.

    Please add following strings to wp-config.php for another web-sites and check the update status in several hours:

    // Update core – development, major, and minor versions
    // define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, true );

    // Update core – minor versions
    define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, ‘minor’ );

    // Core update disabled
    // define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, false );

    Thank you.

    My hosting company has given up and sent me to “WordPress support”.

    It turns out that the issue was host related. I have WordPress installations at 3 hosting companies. All of the sites at 2 companies auto update, and one not.

    However, with WordPress 3.8.3 all the sites are updating.

    Go figger.

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