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WordPress Update 3.8.1 Question

January 23, 2014 3.3k views
I updated my WordPress sites from 3.8 to 3.8.1 yet I am still have a message at the top of the dashboard saying that 3.8.1 is available and that I should upgrade. The upgrade to 3.8.1 indicated that it was successful so I am confused why I continue to see this upgrade message. I selected the Check Again button yet I still see the WordPress Update message. Any ideas?
6 Answers
I just went thru the same thing. I think it is a bug in the WP update script. Clicking on the update button again or just refreshing the page should fix it.
I agree that its a bug. I've tried refreshing the page and clicked the update button several times but nothing changed. I even tried logging out and logging in again but no joy. I did verify though that the update ran successfully by running version.php on all of my WordPress installs which returned 3.8.1. So we need to wait and see if WordPress ultimately fixes this.
I fixed the problem by simply restarting apache; who would have thought.
at least you guys got that far. Congrats!

How do you fix the 3.8.1 write permissions issue that I get. (Ubuntu/WP)

The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php

any help is very much appreciated...
@annak: What OS and webserver are you using? Did you follow a specific article on installing Wordpress?
I'm having the same issue. I used the Wordpress one-click script. Tried restarting Apache with no luck; also tried changing permissions but got an error anyways.

"The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php"
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