Unable to update when WPMU Dashboard is active

I’ve had this problem with a couple of sites now. I am having to disable the WPMU Dashboard in order to update WP Core and other plugins or themes.

  • Michael Bissett
    • Recruit

    Hey jason_crawford, Michael here! :slight_smile:

    I'm not able to reproduce this behavior on my test sites right now (even with a default theme active, Twenty Fifteen, and only having our Dashboard plugin enabled), but would you have a site available that's still running into this issue?

    If so, may I ask if you are able to update a 3rd party plugin on that site after switching to a theme like Twenty Fifteen, and only having our Dashboard plugin active? If you are, then I'd advise going through our troubleshooting flowchart, so that the culprit can be narrowed down further.

    We've got it available over at the bottom of our Getting Support page:

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    If doing that still results in 3rd party plugins not being able to be updated (along with the WordPress core), then could you please send in the following via our secure contact form:

    – Mark to my attention, the subject line should contain only: ATTN: Michael Bissett

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    Thanks! :slight_smile:

    Kind Regards,


  • jason_crawford
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hey Michael,

    I’ll look through a few of my other sites and see if I’m having the same problem. I think that was the third site I’d seen it on, but didn’t think to report it until I had already upgraded. I’ll come back if I find something.


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