Fix Another update is currently in progress

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Some times while updating the WordPress core version or updating bulk plugins we’ll get a notice:

Another update is currently in progress.

WordPress another update is currently in progress error describes itself.

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This notice occurs because WordPress locks the update process if the update process triggers multiple times.

The update class uses the method create_lock of the class WP_Upgrader to create a lock. E.g. WP_Upgrader::create_lock( 'LOCK_NAME', 'LOCK_TIME' );

Now there are two locks:

  • core_updater
  • auto_updater

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I have created a plugin “Fix Update in Process” which show all the existing update locks.

We can release all these locks with ONE click.

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Release Lock Screen

The WordPress plugin is available on https://wordpress.org/plugins/fix-update-in-process/. Download the latest plugin from wp.org.

See below screenshots to know how to use the “Fix Update in Process” plugin in action.

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Manually Delete Update Locks Manually Delete Update Locks

Lock core_updater Lock core_updater

Lock to prevent multiple Core Updates from occurring. Its release time is

15 * MINUTE_IN_SECONDS

It means that it takes 15 * 60 (seconds) = 900 seconds. It’s 15 minutes.

To release the lock you need to use the function WP_Upgrader::release_lock( 'core_updater' );

OR, Simply delete the below option to release the lock.

delete_option( 'core_updater.lock' )

or

Delete with WP CLI

 wp option delete core_updater.lock

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Lock auto_updater Lock auto_updater

Its release time is HOUR_IN_SECONDS (1 Hour). It’s the default release time.

To release the lock you need to use the function WP_Upgrader::release_lock( 'auto_updater' );

OR, Simply delete the below option to release the lock.

delete_option( 'auto_updater.lock' )

or

Delete with WP CLI

wp option delete auto_updater.lock
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