Fix WordPress ‘Another Update is Currently in Progress’ Error

You can’t update WordPress because of this issue. It should normally go away on its own. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to manually correct it.

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This message is set to expire after 15 minutes or when the update procedure is complete. However, if you’re stuck on this message, you’ll have to manually remove it.
With that in mind, let’s look at how to solve the WordPress bug “another update is currently in progress.”


Setp 1 – Open phpMyAdmin


We need to manually remove ‘core_updater.lock’ file from your WordPress database. So you have to navigate to your cPanel account -> phpMyAdmin.

another update is currently in progress


Step 2 – Remove core_updater.lock


Select your WordPress database where you face this issue and Browse the wp_option table

another update is currently in progress


Find the row with the option ‘core updater.lock’ and eliminate it by clicking the delete button next to it.

another update is currently in progress

The “another update is currently in progress” problem will be gone when you return to your WordPress website, and you can continue upgrading your site.

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