Core Update Compatibility

November 8th, 2008

Will the Core Update feature in WordPress 2.7 work on your webhosting account? One way to find out is to view the new article in the Codex entitled “Core Update Host Compatibility“. This article serves as a central location to discover whether or not the Core Update feature works with a specific web hosting company. The article is divided up into three sections and lists webhosting companies in alphabetical order:

  • Working Hosts, No Issues
  • Works With Caveats
  • Doesn’t Work

Keep in mind that:

It is important to note that the update feature will not work when updating to Version 2.7, but rather will work for Versions released AFTER 2.7 (e.g. upgrading from 2.7 to 2.7.1)!

If you discover during the beta test period that the core update feature works on your webhosting account, please add the company to the Codex article within the appropriate section.




  1. Kim (4 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the link – I added my webhost to the “Working Hosts, No Issues” list.

  2. Miroslav Glavic (27 comments.) says:

    why wouldn’t 2.7 work with my host?
    also, will I be able to update automatically 2.6.3 > 2.7?

    • Paleo Pat (4 comments.) says:

      Wow… Hello?


      It is important to note that the update feature will not work when updating to Version 2.7, but rather will work for Versions released AFTER 2.7 (e.g. upgrading from 2.7 to 2.7.1)!


    • Viper007Bond (91 comments.) says:

      why wouldn’t 2.7 work with my host?

      Crappy server configs, missing PHP modules, old ass versions of PHP, etc.

      2.7 includes multiple methods of doing the upgrade (direct file write, FTP, FTPS, SSH, etc.) but there will always be crappy hosts that it won’t work on.

    • Jonathan (3 comments.) says:

      I don’t think that they’re saying WP 2.7 wouldn’t work with your host. They’re saying the automated upgrade feature may not work.

  3. HostingFormula (1 comments.) says:

    Yes, I see that feature too and it work well with my host. Will report to codex too for ‘working host, no issues’ list.

  4. Alan Nguyen (1 comments.) says:

    this feature should work on hosts with safe mode turned off, if not, some functions will not work.

  5. Product Review Paradise (1 comments.) says:

    thanks for the info…
    really usefull for newbie like me :)

  6. Navjot Singh (5 comments.) says:

    Well seems my webhost is already listed: Hostgator.

  7. Chip (14 comments.) says:

    Yes, HostGator is already there. It’s my host for 2 and a half years. Perfect, I’d say.

  8. BoltClock (24 comments.) says:

    How do I test Core Update on my host?

  9. Apollinaire (1 comments.) says: does NOT work. Using the automatic feature, after upgrading, the whole admin area is blank like an empty html.

  10. Adrianus V (3 comments.) says:

    How about non-US hosts? I’m having a dutch host ( Just like BoltClock said: how do I test my host?

  11. Joel (1 comments.) says:

    Works fine here, I upgraded from 2.7B1 to 2.7B2 one of my favourite features next to the new UI design of WP 2.7. Well done guys WP is the King :D

  12. Kim (4 comments.) says:

    @BoltClock and Adrianus V –

    To test the compatibility of Core Update on your webhost, you need to have a copy of WordPress 2.7-Beta2 installed on your server (mine is a test install in another directory so it doesn’t impact my live site).

    Once you have that, simply log in, go to Tools/Update and click the Update Automatically button and read the update messages that are displayed to see if it is completed successfully or if there are issues. Make note of any problems so you can report them if need be.

  13. Flick (20 comments.) says:

    Happy to say my host (Valcato Hosting) works ;) Wish I’d seen Kim’s helpful post earlier, as I had to click around for a while after installing Beta 1 to see what to do next.

  14. Iva (11 comments.) says:

    I bet it won’t work with Servage, the plugin updates don’t work already.

  15. Shane (6 comments.) says:

    Great idea Jeff. :)

  16. BoltClock (24 comments.) says:

    @Kim: Thanks for sharing. Time to give my host a go…

  17. PIF (4 comments.) says:

    Seems to work for Yahoo,com – gotthescreen allowing me to download nightly updates

  18. Christer Danmo (1 comments.) says: here in Norway works without any problems.

  19. Martin (1 comments.) says:

    I have yet to see whether WP 2.7 foreign language versions (notably French) will have this option. I asked the question many times, but no clear answer. Gee am I also looking forward to this function for my sites!

  20. Jeff Chandler (295 comments.) says:

    I had a chance to use core upgrade to go from 2.7 beta2 to 2.7 beta3 and it worked without a problem on my MidPhase hosting account.


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