If you are having problems updating your WordPress site there are a few things to check. WordPress Site says it is under maintenance If the update failed you may find there is a problem accessing the site, where it tells you it is down for maintenance. To fix that delete the .maintenance file in the root of your WordPress folder. Set folder rights If the WordPress update or plug updates do not take. using your hosted control panel make all the folders read write. Remember to put them back to read afterwards. Manual update https://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Manual_Update" Plug-in update hack: If you are finding that plugins are not updating. Then download site via FTP Run the update of the plugin (see above about rights) If it crashes then copy wp-admin folder back in its entirity Relaunch wp-admin see the plug has updated.