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WordPress fix Reply To: Update to 4.9 ~ Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_shortcut_link()

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by williampatton, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. williampatton


    Reply To: Update to 4.9 ~ Fatal error: Cannot redeclare get_shortcut_link(), by williampatton


    Yes I think it is probably somewhere inside the wp-includes directory that has something unusual going on. Manually override that directory when your uploading the latest version manually may be all that is needed to fix the problem.

    So far there hasn’t been a huge number of reports of failed install and a large number of sites (my own sites included) updated without any problems. I’m not sure where your exact problem comes from but if we can figure it out then that may be able to help the next person who comes across this problem

    In FileZilla you can see the permission numbers and if they are all matching then it would be strange that a certain file would be set differently. Depending on your connection type you might also be able to turn on another field in FileZilla to show the file owner and the group (if you are connecting with SSH/SFTP you could see this, standard FTP it won’t show). Sometimes with 1click installers certain files are set with different users or groups so they can be edited by the installer at runtime (it’s a long shot but worth checking if you can see that in FileZilla).

    If you don’t have a working backup from before this problem started then I suggest you make a backup of the current state just before you start the manual update.

    Also it might be worth reaching out to your hosting company and asking if they could download WP and unpack it on the server somewhere that you can access and ensure correct permissions are set, they may also be able to perform a full filesystem backup for you in a quicker way that you may be able to do it yourself.

    If the host can unpack WP on the server for you then you would just have to move around some files or folders and it could be a lot faster than manually uploading the individual files over FTP.

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