This is one problem you face when you try to upgrade your WordPress blog / any plugin associated with WordPress that is self hosted on HostGator servers.

I’ve noticed this problem when I try to update the blog which has customized / commercial theme installed. I decided to change the theme to a simple theme provided by WordPress by default and tried updating the blogs and / or plugins and it worked fine.


  1. Switch the theme from ‘whatever’ current to basic one (I switched to ‘Twenty Fifteen’)
  2. Updated WordPress to latest version and updated the plugins.
  3. Reverted to custom theme.

This should help.


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