How to fix WordPress error – Another update is currently in progress?

Recently, I came across one of the most annoying things while doing the WP update. I was updating the WordPress on my local – xampp/windows based set up and due to execution time limit the update failed.

I was able to increase the time limit through simple htaccess based rules. For example:

 php_value memory_limit 256M
php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
php_value post_max_size 64M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 1000

But after this, I ran into the issue –
“Another update is currently in progress. ” i.e. when I was trying to update the WordPress again.. I was getting this message again and again.

After going through certain references and WP based portals.. I found an easy fix for this:

Check the WP_OPTIONS table for the entry “core_updater.lock” or ”
core_updater” and delete that entry. Try again updating the WordPress.

To prevent multiple updates at once, wp applies this lock.

Hope this works for you!!

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