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  • Innomen


    None of what you are talking about showed up. There was no menu entry. And I’m not about to help you squash a bug just so you can put more crap behind your greedy paywall. So don’t even ask.

    I’m so tired of you coders trying to put a toll gate every 10 meters.

    You should be ashamed of yourself but you’re a payware coder, which means you’re not capable of shame.

    This also happens if the dropbox folder you are sideloading from has spaces.

    “To Sideload” failed as above.

    “ToSideload” did not.

    Oh good.

    If you can remember, I’d love it if you’d comment here if/when you implement that 🙂

    Thanks for the lightspeed reply 🙂

    Ditto. “Bookmarks” sounds so 90s aol. Right up there with “information superhighway” 😛

    My steps were trying everything mentioned in this thread as a possible solution. The manual upgrade process is explained all over the web.

    When I reach step 2 it says no update is required.

    Barring of course going into the panel and disabling plugins (since I can’t access the panel) which is why I attempted renaming the themes and plugins folders (excepting twentyten of course) as suggested above, and this merely killed my page until I undid those changes. Probably because I have no way to tell it to use the twentyten theme.

    And I only have like two plugins anyway, akismet and disqus, and disqus is still working, along with the rest of my page, from a user perspective. Also my administration tool bar is displaying, and says I only have one update remaining. (It said 2 when I began this whole process.)

    Bottom line: Its not a theme, its not a plugin, manual update didn’t help. I think I *am* updated.

    I think the update itself broke something.

    The manual update process folded at the update steps as it reports no update is required. Probably because the first automated process worked, it is just broken under my conditions and just couldn’t display the cool little smile graphic to indicate completion. The absence of which has nothing to do with the error reported.

    I’m tempted to just go back into the menu.php and cut out all the update references again and muddle through with a butchered ugly dashboard till the next update.

    I will if no solution presents itself here.

    Same error.

    "Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp_get_update_data() in /home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-admin/menu.php on line 34"

    Manuel update and renaming of plugins and themes accomplished nothing but briefly killing my site.


    Step number two is the one that causes the error in question. We can’t “Login to (our) WordPress administration panel”

    Skipping that step, when I reach the final step, I get a message saying I don’t need an upgrade.

    Something like this happens without fail every time an update is suggested. Next update I’m just going to code away the notification and leave it alone in perpetuity.


    I went into the menu.php and remarked out the two instances of “wp_get_update_data” and managed to get a ugly version of the dashboard. I attempted to do the automatic update from there and got the same result as before, including returning me to the line 34 error state.

    But this time I copied the errors reported. Maybe they will help someone solve this.

    Downloading update from…
    Unpacking the update…
    Verifying the unpacked files…
    Installing the latest version…
    Warning: copy(/home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 200
    Warning: copy(/home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif) [function.copy]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 200
    Could not copy file.: /home/bsergent/public_html/TBA/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

    When you attempt to use the recent comments widget, does is correctly show usernames?

    Outstanding! I’m sure everyone here is very happy to see traction, I know I am. 🙂

    Thanks for the email and attention. 🙂

    Still a problem. Forwarding this link to disqus support.


    Ok whatever, so it’s too much to ask for an error message. Noted.


    So you are saying it’s wordpress’s fault? Awesome, I guess my blog is stuck permanently at 3.0.4

    TopHostingCenter is my host. Here is my conversation with them.

    Hello Brandon,

    It looks like some issue with the wordpress. If you wish to upgrade the wordpress, kindly follow the below mentioned process.

    1. Backup your database. Read Backing Up Your Database for a detailed explanation.
    2. Backup ALL your WordPress files in your WordPress directory. Don’t forget your .htaccess file.
    3. Verify the backups you created are there and usable. This is essential.
    4. Deactivate ALL your Plugins.
    5. Ensure first four steps are completed. Do not attempt the upgrade unless you have completed the first four steps.
    6. Download and extract the WordPress package from
    7. Delete the old WordPress files on your site, but DO NOT DELETE
    * wp-config.php file;
    * wp-content folder; Special Exception: the wp-content/cache and the wp-content/plugins/widgets folders should be deleted.
    * wp-images folder;
    * wp-includes/languages/ folder–if you are using a language file do not delete that folder;
    * .htaccess file–if you have added custom rules to your .htaccess, do not delete it;
    * robots.txt file–if your blog lives in the root of your site (ie. the blog is the site) and you have created such a file, do not delete it.
    8. Upload the new files from your computer’s hard drive to the appropriate WordPress folder on your site.
    9. Run the WordPress upgrade program and follow the instructions on the screen.
    10. Update Permalinks and .htaccess. Update your Permalink Structure and merge the custom rules, if necessary, into your .htaccess file.
    11. Install updated Plugins and Themes. Please review the list of Plugins that work in Version 3.0.5. Check for Theme Compatibility with 3.0.5 and ask your Theme author for any new version.
    12. Reactivate Plugins
    13. Add security key definitions to the wp-config.php file
    14. Review what has changed in WordPress.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    To which I replied…

    I see, thank you for the complete, if somewhat cryptic instructions, I will attempt to implement them if wordpress support itself fails.

    Can you provide me with proof (I need not be able to understand it) that the problem with WordPress 3.0.4 being unable to auto update is definitively not a webhost issue? On my end no error is given, the process simply stops, do you have any more information as to where and how exactly it fails?

    I will be opening a support thread on their forum in an effort to permanently correct this problem.

    I find it hard to believe it’s actually a wordpress problem (I could of course be wrong, I’m no expert), and so will they I suspect, so this proof is important as it will enable me to refute them when they just send me back to you.

    To which they replied…


    We checked the logs and we did not find anything in our server logs which makes it clear that the issue is not from the server. We will wait for the update from wordpress team and will proceed accordingly.


    So how can I determine who’s problem this is?

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