How to Solve “Another update is currently in progress” WordPress Problem in XAMPP

Published on 10 September 2023
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Do you get the notification message of “Another update is currently in progress” when trying to update WordPress core in XAMPP?

The issue is caused by corrupted or interrupted process of WordPress core update. It can show up after you experience the “Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 120 seconds exceeded” problem when updating the WordPress core.

Solution to fix “Another update is currently in progress” issue

These are the steps to fix “Another update is currently in progress” problem in XAMPP without plugin:

  1. Go to the local phpMyAdmin: http://localhost/phpmyadmin/

  2. Go to your site's database table wp_options

  3. Search for core_updater.lock in the option_name column.

  4. Delete the row containing that core_updater.lock.

Now you should be able to update WordPress core without problem anymore.

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