Updating to 3.5.1 problem (5 posts)

  1. Antonio Lupo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello there, I'm trying to update my wordpress site but the auto update is not working and the entire dashboard is doing weird things. See image.


    I managed to navigate my way down to the 'update automatically' but when I do the screen freezes on the below image. Really stuck on what I can do. I'm to scared to attempt a manual install and I tried to install a plugin to help me back up but it wont allow me to install any new plugins either. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Thank you


  2. ronmerk
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Antonio:

    I know how scary this can be ... take a deep breath, relax. Lots of people here that will help you through this.

    So make sure you back up everything. Hopefully you have FTP access. If you do, copy all the files in your WP root directory and all the folders to your local hard drive.

    Down load the latest copy of WordPress (link is at the top of all WordPress.org pages ^

    Read the manual update process at this page.

    There are some files to be very careful of. Make sure you don't delete them or your have copies of them,

    wp.config.php and .ataccess files in the root directory

    You can delete wp-admin and wp-includes directories and then re-upload them from the download package from here. I've found that deleting these 2 folders and re-uploading them often solves my problem with upgrade corruptions issues.

    The one directory that is very sensitive is your wp-content directory. This dir has all your plugins and theme in it, so MAKE SURE you have backups for this directory before you go near it.

    Within the wp-content dir is a folder called "upgrade" Rename it to "upgradeorig". Sometimes by renaming this dir, your auto upgrade feature will work again.

    Study the docs (link above) and make sure you're thoroughly familiar and comfortable with the processes before you start.

    Make a written check list and follow it as you progress through the steps.

    Good luck
    Need clarification, ask away!


  3. Antonio Lupo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your prompt response Ron!
    I'll give it a shot tonight and let you know how it goes!

  4. brown4224
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just upgraded to WP 3.5.1 and my site is acting weird. Changes to the photo galleys do not display on the page and changes to the CSS editor do not display. Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

  5. Spainish
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same problems right after I upgraded. I can't get the photo gallery to upload any photos and the media gallery doesn't keep my photos saved once I've uploaded them.

    Also, its soooo very slow to upload pages, just getting to new post or preview takes a long time if it doesn't conk out first.

    Any suggestions? I've managed to check the plugins with P3 Profiler and nothing seems to be affecting the site.


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