Can't get wp to update to 4.6.1

Hi there I'm trying to install the latest wp update but it seems to be taking a very long time at the verifying files stage of the automatic update.
How long should the update take?

  • Vaughan

    Hi Sally,

    It shouldn't really take longer than a couple of minutes and that's being very conservative.

    It could be that you have low server config settings, and it maybe timing out.

    You can always update manually though using FTP.

    Download the latest version from

    Then unzip it to your desktop.

    Now using FTP, simply upload the files from the zip root folder to your sites root,

    Then delete the wp-includes & wp-admin folders from your server, and then upload the wp-includes & wp-admin folders from the zip.

    Don't bother with the wp-content folder, it's not needed for the update.

    You could also try disabling your plugins and then try the update as sometimes a plugin may interfere with the update script.

    Hope this helps

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