I've downloaded the WordPress project from PRODUCTION environment to my LOCAL MACHINE.

I'm not seeing any UPDATE NOW button or links on my LOCAL ENVIRONMENT. Please see the below screenshot

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But the UPDATE NOW links are displaying on PRODUCTION environment.Please see the below screenshot

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What am I missing. What should I need to get this done ?

I'm using XAMPP.

  • check http://locahost/yoursite/readme.html in your local and compare with corresponding readme.html in production.
    – Karun
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 12:28
  • @@KArun - Both are same
    – Fero
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 12:32
  • You can try using define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false ); in wp-config.php file
    – Karun
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 12:39
  • @@Karun - Its not working. Any other suggestions plz...
    – Fero
    Commented Jun 29, 2015 at 9:17
  • I don't have the points to vote the answer below, but removing the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ worked for me. Now I can update WP. Commented Feb 1, 2019 at 0:34

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Did you migrate from managed wp to unmanaged? Check this page https://ru.godaddy.com/help/move-a-managed-wordpress-site-to-an-unmanaged-wordpress-account-19798

In the site directory, locate the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory, and delete the gd-system-plugin and gd-system-plugin.php files.

In the wp-config.php file, find and remove the reference to gd-config.php. The sample code below from the wp-config.php file shows the general location of the line to delete.


For anyone stumbling across this post with the same problem, I was able to resolve it by removing the /wp-content/mu-plugins/ directory. This seems to be a leftover Godaddy "helper" which my client previously used to install their website.

  • 3
    Removing the GoDaddy plugin is one thing, but if the mu-plugins directory is present, it could contain code that's required for the site to run. Commented Dec 15, 2016 at 23:59

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