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  • esmi


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    You could try adding AddType x-mapp-php5 .php to the top of your WordPress .htaccess file to try and enable auto updating.

    Thanks. I don’t think its a PHP issue though as I have a test site on the same server that doesn’t have this problem.

    For what it’s worth I’ve had plugin update issues like this since updating from WP 2.8. It’s pretty much agiven with my main site that I have to FTP update everything. The weird part is that the other sites [same server, same WP type, same permissions] don’t seem to have this issue at all. I’m stumped as to why.

    Thanks SVallie. Can you answer my questions about process?…

    Do I just overwrite the old plugin files? Should I deactivate each plugin first? And will my plugin settings be retained?

    Hmm, I haven’t made any changes, but its getting a bit farther…

    Downloading update from…

    Unpacking the update…

    Could not create directory. /home/gpstrac/public_html/wp-content/upgrade/akismet.tmp/akismet

    Sorry. Just noticed this thread was still active. As far as process, I typically deactivate and then manually [FTP] my plugin updates.

    Occasionally you may find that it’s easier to FTP the permissions to 777 for wp-content/plugins if you do not want to try and manually update. This ‘sometimes’ works.

    Still, it’s safer to download a fresh install of the plugin and then just copy past the whole thing folder by folder in to the old plugin folder. If you delete the old one and then copy the new version in, you run into having to occasionally redo all your settings.

    Thanks. That’s what I’m doing. Sure would like to know why the automatic update isn’t working though.

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