WordPress Plugin Update Successful but Not Recognised [SOLVED]

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