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  • I run three websites with the same theme and plugins.

    On one of them, i am not anymore able to update my plugins.

    In the header bar it’s shown that 24 plguins need an update. I also already confirmed this, since i use the same plugins on other websites and checked the versions.

    But when clicking on the number 24, it changes to 0 and no plugins are shown to be updated.

    I don’t understand that.

    Any recommendations?

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  • Hey there, @nickfarelli! Have you tried navigating to your site’s plugin page to see if you can update there (

    Thread Starter nickfarelli


    Of course i did. But the updates are not shown there, because when visitin the plugin page, the number of plugins to be updated gets to zero also. But they DO exist. There are 24 plugins that need an update. I already cleared the cache, etc. nothing works.

    Thanks, @nickfarelli. That sounds frustrating. Sorry for your trouble.

    If I was in your position, here’s what I’d do and move it to a local staging site:
    1. Backup up my entire site (files and database)
    2. Check that my wp-config.php file does not have a line blocking updates like define( 'automatic_updater_disabled', true ); (
    3. Then set the wp-config.php file’s debug file to true: define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );. Then address any errors that appear to be related to updates being blocked.
    4. If the above steps did not work, I’d then disable my plugins one by one to see if one of them is blocking my updates.
    5. If #4 didn’t work, I’d make sure my WordPress version is at the current version (5.7).
    6. I’d then install WP Rollback Use the plugin to update all of my plugins.
    7. Then wait for another round of updates to see if the previous steps solved the problem.

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