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bbPress Update Error

  • pcpro178


    Whenever I try to update bbPress I keep getting this error:

    The update process is starting. This process may take a while on some hosts, so please be patient.

    Enabling Maintenance mode…

    Updating Plugin bbPress (1/1)
    Downloading update from…
    Unpacking the update…
    Installing the latest version…
    Removing the old version of the plugin…
    Plugin update failed.

    An error occurred while updating bbPress: The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions. templates/default/bbpress/bbpress-templates

    Disabling Maintenance mode…

    All updates have been completed.

    Wordpress Version 4.6.1
    bbPress Version 2.5.10
    Website URL:

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  • Do you have any issues updating WordPRess itself? How about other plugins or themes?

    I think you may need to contact your webhost for help with this issue.



    Hi Stephen. WordPress and other plugins update without any problems. I have spoken with my web host. They looked at it and said I needed to contact bbPress support. How does uninstalling bbPress modify the database?

    First, make a backup your database using your webhost site backup, or database backup preference.

    Cool, deleting the bbPress plugin will *not* delete anything from your database 🙂

    So delete the plugin, and then download and activate bbPress again 🙂

    Backup first, because, backup, your data is important, and incase anything else goes wrong you have a backup 🙂



    Reinstalling the plugin seems to have fixed the issue. Thanks so much for your help! 🙂

    Glad you got it sorted, when the next bbPress update occurs let me know if it fails again and we can look into this further

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