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<strong>I'm trying to get into my wordpress page. However, every time that I try to get in I am taken to a page that says: </strong>

<em><em><em><em>Database Update Required

WordPress has been updated! Before we send you on your way, we have to update your database to the newest version.

The update process may take a little while, so please be patient.</em>

<strong>There is a button that says:</strong>

<em>Update WordPress Database</em>

I click on the button and am taken to a white page with a wordpress logo. I can't go any further.

Answers (6)


Jatin Soni answers:

Please provide the url of your site.

GotDonna comments:

Jatin Soni comments:

In your wp-include folder open version.php file and check $wp_db_version value and in phpmyadmin check in wp_options table check db_version value both value should be the same.

Now you may need to find the correct value I am not sure about that but for 3.4 I am getting 20596 value check yours

Jatin Soni comments:

I am getting blank page on your site no error.

Just check as I say above are both value the same?

GotDonna comments:

I don't know how to do that. I can't get into WP. All I get to is a white screen.

Jatin Soni comments:

You need to check your wordpress installation folders. If you allow me than give me ftp access and database access to check it. Or do following things

1. Go to ftp where you have installed wordpress and find folder claled wp-include
2. find version.php file in wp-include folder
3. open version.php and find code $wp_db_version
4. check value assigned to $wp_db_version
5. goto your cpanel and open php my admin
6. goto the table called wp_options
7. find db_version and check value in that.
8. the value must be the same in version.php $wp_db_version and db_version.

If it is not the same than note both value somewhere and first try to add the value of version.php $wp_db_version value to database db_version value. see if it works than fine else try to do vice versa.

Still you are no getting what I am saying than give me the access so can check it for you.

GotDonna comments:

Thank you for your help. I figured it out after reading your answer because you sent me to my host.
That's when I was able to go through with the update that they kept insisting upon.
I switched from PC to Mac a few weeks ago and had to install the page on this computer.
Duh. Why didn't I think of that!
Thanks again. I appreciate your help.

Jatin Soni comments:

You are most welcome.

So your problem resolved. That's great.


Reland Pigte answers:

What is the link of your site?

GotDonna comments:


Luis Abarca answers:

Log in in your admin and check for updates, if you can login.

Connect via Cpanel or FTP and delete the <strong>.maintenance</strong> file, in the root folder.

TIP: is a hidden file, so make sure to show all files with your ftp client

Luis Abarca comments:

Check this site too

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Daniel Yoen answers:

Switch to debug mode :

go to wp-config.php in root folder

find and replace this line :

define('WP_DEBUG', false);


define('WP_DEBUG', true);

copy and paste the errors here. :)


Albert Shala answers:

Your htaccess may be corrupted and is causing the 500error on your site right now, try updating your permalinks, or delete it all together see if that fixes the problem.

Another way might be to uninstall wordpress and start fresh, make sure you save your theme and your wp-config file for a quick restore, PM me for me info if you need help doing this.


Just Me answers:

It is a long shot but you could check your PHP memory limit and increase it. There are several ways to increase it, it depends on what your webhost allows you to do. Contact them or search Google.