Ken's picture

Never mind - after I installed multisite the update ran fine.



I have a fresh install of the v 14.0 WordPress build. When I select to update it to WordPress 4.3.1 it reports "An automated WordPress update has failed to complete" All plugins are disabled. The Plugins seem to update fine. I would like to have the automated updates work. Can you tell me how to fix this?

Thank you,


Lin Pro's picture

My understanding is that you cannot update base WP from earlier versions to the current one from the appliance itself. You need to do a new build using tkldev appliance instead. Follow the tkldev appliance docs to do that. Once you install the appliance in a VM you will see a code in wordpress/conf.d/downloads:

#!/bin/bash -ex

dl() {
    [ "$FAB_HTTP_PROXY" ] && PROXY="--proxy $FAB_HTTP_PROXY"
    cd $2; curl -L -f -O $PROXY $1; cd -


# wordpress installation
dl $SRC


Besides that, you will be able to remove or add plugins at your own will.


Lin Pro

best regards,

Lin Pro

Jeremy Davis's picture

And also thanks for your input Lin Pro.

However; for the record the TurnKey appliance should support updating the WordPress software from within a running WordPress appliance. Unfortunately though it seems that the permissions aren't quite right to support that...

For any seeking the workaround, please see the TurnKey Issue Tracker.

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