How to Fix ‘Another Update is Currently in Progress’ Error in WordPress

So today, while performing a WordPress maintenance for one of our clients, I came across an error

“Another update is currently in progress”

while updating WordPress to latest version. This error didn’t allow me to update the WordPress version. I tried multiple times, but failed.

Luckily, there was an article that provided solution to this exact solution

Steps To Resolve Another Update Is Currently In Progress Error

  • To resolve this error, you need to delete the row containing the option_name core_updater.lock
  • You can do this by access your database via phpMyAdmin
  • Once you are logged into your correct database, simply select the database and browse through the tables to find wp_options table tables
  • There might be several hundreds of rows in the wp_options tables.
  • You can either search or navigate the table untill you find the row containing options_name that has option_value of core_updater.lock.
  • Simply delete this specific row and you would be able to update your WordPress to the latest version.

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