How To Recover From A WordPress Update Failure
There are many scenarios that might result in a WordPress update failure. In this article I want to cover my experience regarding this topic. Keep in mind that if your website is created by Persson Technologies you can purchase our pre-paid maintenance package. This means that every week we will backup your website, install all the latest updates, scan for malware, and thoroughly test your site to verify everything is working!
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – THIS IS HOW IT STARTED
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – THE DISASTER!
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – MY FIRST SOLUTION
Consequently I determined my Divi theme was completely corrupted and needed to be replaced.
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – MY SECOND SOLUTION
I re-installed the Divi theme from the Elegant Themes website (because I have a developer account there). Then I replaced the Divi-Child directory, and renamed the header.php back to the original name.
Finally I switched the theme back to the Divi-Child as shown in the next screenshot.
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – ALMOST THERE!
WORDPRESS UPDATE FAILURE – CONCLUSION
It is especially relevant that I upgraded three other websites with the same theme in this same session and nothing went wrong with those updates. I concluded that in this isolated case the theme was somehow corrupted during the download process. Therefore, this could happen to anyone at any time. Since it is very important to update your theme on a regular basis to guard against malware, this article stresses the true value of our prepaid maintenance package. On a weekly basis we will backup your website, apply all the updates, scan for malware, and test your website to verify that everything is working.