How to Fix The ‘Another Update in Progress’ Error in WordPress

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Learn why do we get the 'Another Update in Progress' error when trying to update WordPress, and understand how to fix it.

In most cases, when getting this error, it will automatically go away. If it doesn’t go away, we can easily fix it manually.

This error happens when we try to update our WordPress installation while having another update that still wasn’t completed.

When a WordPress update starts, a new row is added to the ‘wp_options’ table in order to indicate about the update that has just started. The new row has the ‘core_updated.lock’ value in the option_name column. Deleting this row will fix the error.

Learning PHP will provide you with a better understanding of how WordPress works, and you will know better how to handle similar problems in the future. 

Join our WordPress Developers group on facebook. It can be. a great way to stay up-to-date with the evolution of WordPress. 

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