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[Resolved] Upgrading Plugins automatically

  • I’m trying to use the upgrade function for plugins from within WordPress. Somehow it doesn’t work for me, and I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    I put in my FTP details, the same I’m using for FileZilla, my installation is in the root directory, and user name and password are correct. However, I always get the error message “Failed to connect to FTP server”.

    I’m using the following syntax for the Hostname: http://ftp.mysite.com

    I’ve also tried ftp://ftp.mysite.com or http://ftp.mysite.com:21 – but that doesn’t work either.

    Any ideas?

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  • Any ideas?

    Someone hinted it has to do with my host. If anybody can use the automatic upgrade features, could you let me know who your host is please?

    Yea. I believe it’s host related. I had no issues with this until my hosts HD failed and now I can’t update automatically. I now get same error.

    Yes it’s host related.

    I’ve upgraded to my own dedicated server now, and upgrades work fine automatically. Why is that, you ask? Well, we’ll never find out as “real help” simply isn’t available in this forum.

    Thanks, WordPress!




    Well, we’ll never find out as “real help” simply isn’t available in this forum.

    why be a jerk?

    Yes it’s host related.

    YOU just said you think its host related. How the hell is someone here going to tell you a problem with your host? You didnt even use a real domain name in your original post — no-one even knows who your host is.

    Not sure how YOU can be offended by MY disappointment to previous posts not mentioned here, but I do apologise. I certainly didn’t mean to spoil your day.

    Back to the issue at hand, I still don’t know what exactly needs changing with a host to make automatic upgrades possible, which was the reason for my post in the first place. All I now know is that a change from a shared hosting package to my own dedicated hosting with the same provider has provided a solution.

    Thanks for your post, whoami, to an already resolved topic. Not trying to be a jerk, but it’s a shame you didn’t provide an “real help” here.




    I certainly didn’t mean to spoil your day.

    wishful thinking.



    Calm down kids… And versluis, I too, as I’m sure many others do, have threads floating around these forums which haven’t yet been addressed, so I’m aware of how frustrating it is, however, I also have ones which have been addressed, and even resolved due to other members VOLUNTEERING their time to help me out :-p

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