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  • Resolved Toherangi


    I’m trying to upgrade to 3.8 using the Update Now link in the Dashboard.

    To start off with I kept getting:
    Could not copy file.: wordpress/wp-includes/native.php
    Installation Failed

    and this time I am getting:
    Could not copy file.: wordpress/wp-includes/ms-load.php
    Installation Failed

    I did try disabling all the plugins but it made no difference.

    Anyone else having similar issues or found a fix?

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried upgrading manually?

    Solution is just set Permissions on all of files mentioned in your failure report to ‘777’.

    This didn’t work for me.

    I would rather not have to upgrade manually considering I have 20+ sites to do!

    Upgrading is brutal and unless I really need to I have no intention of upgrading.

    • Have downloaded the 3.8, but have not clue as to what to do next.

    • The insructions are very, very scary and seems to risk all my current files and post.

    • Have never experienced a more difficult upgrade process for anything

    • Starting to think “alot” about using something other than wordpress

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Forum moderator

    Yes there are many other CMSs that you can use instead. – see:

    You should be able to update via your Dashboard unless there is something unusual in your site?

    If you need additional help, please start your own thread.

    I think I’ll pass on the upgrade and also start thinking of another site for my family blog. With all the spam, difficulty in upgrading I think there is an easier way….

    Did you try upgrading from your Dashboard? Should be quite simple in most cases?

    But using an outdated version isn’t a good idea, security-wise.

    As per my OP I did try upgrading from the Dashboard initially. None of the above suggestions helped.

    I ended up upgrading the sites manually.

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