A problems occurs when I am trying to update my WordPress 3.0 to WordPress 3.0.1 using "Update Automatically" button of update-core page. I am getting a message like below:

Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.0.1.zip

And everything is stopped after this message. What to do now?


Three main things to check:

  • Do you have enough free space?
  • Are the permissions correct?
  • If you log into the web server can it download the file using wget or similar?

If the hosting is provided by a third party they may have altered the permissions (often by accident) or limited downloads.

  • I have enough space, permissions are correct (because I already updated plugins and themes). I can update WordPress by using normal download and delete-reload all contents. But by that procedure all my contents (blogs, themes and edits of themes, plugins and edit of plugins) will be deleted. – chanchal1987 Aug 17 '10 at 14:40
  • Without a readout of the error.log file from Apache to help diagnose the problem further looks like you'll be left with the extended upgrade guide codex.wordpress.org/… – Metalshark Aug 17 '10 at 15:25
  • 1
    @chanchal1987 if you have console access, you may want to consider moving to the SVN method of maintaining WordPress. This keeps your local files in place while upgrading the core WP files: codex.wordpress.org/Installing/… Most of the plugins have SVN repositories that you can update from too. – JasonBirch Aug 17 '10 at 16:49

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.