This post was last updated on March 28th, 2019 at 04:27 am
Though there is no update in progress, you might unable to update your WordPress site to the newest version of WordPress because you got a message like "Another update is currently in progress". Reload the page, re-try the update process but still experiencing this same message. If this is the situation then this message is incorrect.
It is an automatic lock state to prevent WordPress from simultaneous core updates. Usually, this message will disappear after 15 minutes but if the update is not completed successfully the message won't disappear. So if you want to get rid of that message and upgrade your WordPress site without waiting that long, then follow the steps below.
Let's get rid of another update is currently in progress
Delete the record from options table –
Since WordPress 4.5:
option_name = 'core_updater.lock'
Before WordPress 4.5:
option_name = 'core_updater'
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Thank you very much. Your solution helped.
I hope I have seen this earlier.
More power to you!
Michael Janapin 6 years ago
HI Michael, Thanks for the comment! Really glad it helped you. 🙂
P. Roy 6 years ago
This option does not exist in the database, yet this is still happening.
Solomon 6 years ago
This can also happen if the database table needs to be repaired.
Tim Blankenship 6 years ago
I don’t have core_updater.lock in database. What’s now ?
Rafał 6 years ago
The plugin says:
WordPress 4.8.3 is available! Please update now.
Fix Another Update In Progress
This is a quick fix to WordPress another update is already in progress.
There is no issue. Continue with your WordPress Update
However when I try to do that that I still get the message:
Another update is currently in progress.
What else might cause this issue?
Martin 5 years ago
If it helps anyone, you might want to make sure that AUTO INCREMENT is set on the appropriate WP DB tables. Setting AI fixed this problem for me – I was stuck in same conundrum as Martin (previous commenter).
Caroline P 5 years ago
Caroline P nailed it. Set AI.
Gregory Lewis 5 years ago
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