I always say “WordPress is a double-edged sword”. It’s pretty cool that you can get a website up and running so quickly, but there are so many problems that are a result of so many versions, incompatible plugins, and server configuration issues. I just finally solved one issue I’ve been having for quite a while – WordPress failing on an automatic update.
The fix that is quoted on so many blogs was to delete the wp-content/uploads folder and try again, which never worked for me. I then stumbled upon a blog which pointed me the right direction – change your server configuration to use proFTP instead of pureFTPd. I have a Storm on Demand account (Through Liquid Web) and was able to change this in WebHost Manager in under a minute. Violia! Now I’m able to do auto updates as intended!
Cudos to Darcy for figuring this one out! View source