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  • Getting this error “Update WordPress Another update is currently in progress.” but cannot find “core_updater.lock” in wp_options db table and the Fix Another Update in Process plugin reports that no updating is taking place.

    “Update WordPress Another update is currently in progress.” has been showing for 24 hours.

    What could possibly be causing this error?

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  • What is your current version of WordPress? Do you have full backup of your site (files and database)?

    Thread Starter KAPman

    (@kapman)

    Hello,

    WordPress 5.8.1 is installed and I am trying to update to 5.8.2.

    I do have a full backup of the site

    The error Update WordPress Another update is currently in progress is still showing

    Thanks

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by KAPman.
    a2hostingrj

    (@a2hostingrj)

    I do have a full backup of the site

    If you tried with the plugin and it is not in the wp_options table, there is another way that you can fix this situation.

    Warning: I strongly suggest you to recreate the site locally in your computer with the backup and then try to fix it.

    Install the WordPress CLI: https://wp-cli.org/

    And then execute:
    wp option delete core_updater.lock

    Again, this should be tested in a local dev environment, not in your live site.

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