March 24, 2014
I recently rebuilt my Windows Server and, of course, opened a can of worms in the process. As part of my adventure, I was required to re-install WordPress and restore my website from an archive.
After using the XCloner backup plugin to restore my WordPress content and database, I tried to update a few plugins that were out of date via the web-based administrative dashboard. After 30 seconds of “waiting,” WordPress came back to me with the sad news that my plugins FAILED to update. Great! I had a feeling this meant the permissions on my WordPress folders behind the scenes were not set properly, so I took a few steps to fix this.
Thankfully, my problem was immediately solved! (This does not always happen.) Therefore, definitely noteworthy are the steps below to allow WordPress to update your website from the web-based administrative dashboard.
Running WordPress in a Windows environment has always been a less-than-straightforward effort, but things work quite well right out of the box, these days. With a few adjustments after installation, things are generally running smoothly in short order.