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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


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

    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?

    Jeff Chandler


    Volunteer Moderator and Voice of WP

    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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