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  • I’m trying to do the update of WordPress 2.9.2 to 3.0. I went to the automatic update link, after doing my backup, and it tells me “Downloading update from”

    It then sits there, doing nothing. I’ve left it for 2-3 hours, in case the download was just very slow, and it still didn’t move from there.

    What can I do to get past this? I’d prefer doing the automatic upgrade over the manual.


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  • Moderator James Huff


    Halfelf Minion 🚀

    I think you’ll have to do a manual upgrade in this case.

    Moderator Andrew Nacin


    Lead Developer

    Looks like you’re getting hung up on memory limit failures (only that the errors are not being shown). Install the Memory Bump plugin:

    Memory bump didn’t work.

    I’ve noticed the same issue happening with automatically updating some plugins.

    Should I be disabling my plugins before attempting installation?

    The instructions for WordPress always carried the disclaimer that all plugins should be de-activated before performing an upgrade but I’ve never had any trouble leaving them active while upgrading. It’s worth a shot.

    Which webhosting company are you using?

    I’m getting the same as crobock – any solutions found?

    Me too – very frustrating! Some plugins work fine, but most freeze at the “downloading update” phase…

    I’ve checked my server error logs and I’m getting a zend_mm_heap corrupted message when one goes wrong… also each one leaves a tmp file hanging around in the wp-content directory.

    If anyone has any ideas, they would be gratefully received!

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