WordPress Question: Why Do Plugins Disappear When Auto-Update Fails?

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Today we’ve got a question about automatic updating problems with WordPress plugins, from a WPMU reader by the name of Gobi.

Why do WordPress plugins disappear when their automatic upgrades fail?Why do WordPress plugins disappear when the automatic update fails?

This causes all sorts of visual destruction to my site, and often requires an FTP session to reinstall the original files.

Isn’t there a better way for a plugin upgrade to fail?

-Gobi

Have you ever experienced a similar issue? Do you know how this problem can be resolved? If you have any ideas, please leave a comment below and let us know. Gobi will be grateful!

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