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WordPress Reply To: Updating WordPress 4.9.3

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by chris3dmaniac, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. chris3dmaniac

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    Reply To: Updating WordPress 4.9.3, by chris3dmaniac

    Hello,

    I am sorry about your update issue. It sounds to me that your site build may be stuck in a maintenance mode or is not properly clearing the .maintenance file out properly after updates. The persistent messages are stored in the .maintenance file so to get rid of the message that is not going away you can try deleting .maintenance file which only deletes log messages.

    The process for deleting the .maintenance file is here:
    //
    Deleting the .maintenance file can either be hard or easy depending on your level of experience in accessing your site’s file system. If you’re comfortable with this, all you need to do is access your site’s root directory, make hidden files viewable, and delete the .maintenance file.

    If you’re using an FTP client, refresh it before testing your site. If you still see the maintenance mode message, test it on a different browser or clear your browser’s cache.
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    Then you can try the auto update. If you are still seeing the message and the site doesn’t update still can always perform a manual update which I detailed in the link pasted just below.

    //** Before performing a manual update is is a good idea to backup your website. Reference on how to this this with step by step instructions can be found here:
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress
    **//

    //Manual Update Instructions//
    These are the short instructions, if you want more check out the extended upgrade instructions. If you experience problems with the Three Step Update, you may want to review the more detailed upgrade instructions
    For these instructions, it is assumed that your blog’s URL is http://example.com/wordpress/.

    Step 1: Replace WordPress files
    Get the latest WordPress zip (or tar.gz) file.
    Unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
    Deactivate plugins.
    Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host (through your FTP or shell access).
    Using FTP or your shell access, upload the new wp-includes and wp-admin directories to your web host, in place of the previously deleted directories.
    Upload the individual files from the new wp-content folder to your existing wp-content folder, overwriting existing files. Do NOT delete your existing wp-content folder. Do NOT delete any files or folders in your existing wp-content directory (except for the one being overwritten by new files).
    Upload all new loose files from the root directory of the new version to your existing wordpress root directory.
    NOTE – you should replace all the old WordPress files with the new ones in the wp-includes and wp-admin directories and sub-directories, and in the root directory (such as index.php, wp-login.php and so on). Don’t worry – your wp-config.php will be safe.

    Be careful when you come to copying the wp-content directory. You should make sure that you only copy the files from inside this directory, rather than replacing your entire wp-content directory. This is where your themes and plugins live, so you will want to keep them. If you have customized the default or classic themes without renaming them, make sure not to overwrite those files, otherwise you will lose your changes. (Though you might want to compare them for new features or fixes..)

    Lastly you should take a look at the wp-config-sample.php file, to see if any new settings have been introduced that you might want to add to your own wp-config.php.

    Step 2: Update your installation
    Visit your main WordPress admin page at /wp-admin. You may be asked to login again. If a database upgrade is necessary at this point, WordPress will detect it and give you a link to a URL like http://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php. Follow that link and follow the instructions. This will update your database to be compatible with the latest code. You should do this as soon as possible after step 1.

    Don’t forget to reactivate plugins!

    Step 3: Do something nice for yourself
    If you have caching enabled, clear the cache at this point so the changes will go live immediately. Otherwise, visitors to your site (including you) will continue to see the old version (until the cache updates).

    Your WordPress installation is successfully updated. That’s as simple as we can make it without Updating WordPress Using Subversion.

    Consider rewarding yourself with a blog post about the update, reading that book or article you’ve been putting off, or simply sitting back for a few moments and letting the world pass you by.

    Final Steps
    Your update is now complete, so you can go in and enable your Plugins again. If you have issues with logging in, try clearing cookies in your browser.

    Troubleshooting
    If anything has gone wrong, then the first thing to do is go through all the steps in our extended upgrade instructions. That page also has information about some of the most common problems we see.

    If you run into a request for FTP credentials with trying to update WP on a IIS server automatically, it may well be a matter of rights. Go into the IIS Management Console, and there to the application pool of your blog. In its advanced settings, change the Process Model Id into LocalSystem. Then on Sites, choose your blog, right click, click on Edit permissions and on security tab add authenticated users. That should do it.

    If you experience problems after the upgrade, you can always restore your backup and replace the files with ones from your previous version from the release archive.

    This process should allow you to update your site to the current version.

    I hope this addresses your issue. Feel free to respond back if you are in need of more assistance or if your issue is not addressed by the above solution.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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