I recently changed a website’s domain name and though the transition was smooth I was faced with the inability to automatically upgrade WordPress and updates plugins.
The WordPress upgrade failed, plugin updates were ‘successfully complete’ but WordPress wasn’t acknowledging it. At first I was manually updating but it soon becomes a tedious task and with having many website this wasn’t an efficient resolve.
- Delete the FTP account associated with the old domain name
- Upon updating the plugins enter the correct credentials (the username, in my case)
- Voila – automatic upgrade and updates