I've got my local development version of WordPress and I'd like to upgrade the installation. However, the WordPress 4.0 is available! Please update now. link points to the Live site.

All the settings in the wp-config.php file and wp_options table point to the local site. The database was originally taken from the Live site and the wp_options table updated. However there's clearly somewhere that still links to the Live site.

Any ideas where this might be?

  • I just dumped my wordpress db and found my site name in lots of places. Have you checked wp_postmeta? If not, try doing a dump and grep.
    – user4849
    Oct 27, 2014 at 19:38
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    Use this bad boy to do search and replaces on your db, absolute site urls are stored ALL OVER THE PLACE in WordPress: interconnectit.com/products/… Oct 28, 2014 at 16:08

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I would do a search of your database for the live site URL. If you are using phpmyadmin then that would be really easy to do. It has to be in your database somewhere for it to be linking there.

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