Remove “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete” message

Remove “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete” message

This weekend I tried to autoupdate my blog to WordPress 2.8. This failed for some still unknown reason. Since this fail I was stuck with the following message in my admin page: “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete”.

I decided to update WordPress manually but the message kept in place. It turned out that I needed to remove a file called “.maintenance” from the website root directory. Finally the message disappeared 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Remove “An automated WordPress update has failed to complete” message

  1. Wow! Thanks, never noticed that file, mine too had failed I always do the update manually but gave this auto upgrade a try. That message was damn annoying so searched it up and here I am. Thanks again.

  2. Nice info!

    Somedays ago I try to upgrade LinkWorth’s plugin, but an error occur. Therefore, I try to upgrade it manulaly, but the message keep on the top of wp admin. So, I say thank you very much for that!

  3. Thanks for the fix! I have had that nagging little message since I had a failure upgrading over a month ago, that subsequently was fixed through a manual upgrade. Love that it was such an easy fix.

  4. Why did it have to be a hidden file? I don’t really understand. But thanks for your tip! It was a great help!

  5. Thanks for the help! I have had the message nagging me for a month when the update worked the second time!
    PS You are top of the Bing search results

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