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How To Fix "Memory Error" When Upgrading To 3.0

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    Fatal Error Exhausted Memory Size When Upgrading to WordPress 3.0? Here?s the Fix.

    This is a common problem among WordPress users upgrading to 3.0 since the package size is bigger than previous versions. You may see something like this:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted.

    The Solution: Increase Memory Limit.

    One way to do this is to add this line to your wp-config.php file:

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');

    Another solution that some may be more comfortable with is to install a plugin to help you increase the memory limit. Check out Memory Limit.

    You can install and activate it for your upgrade. Then you can deactivate it afterwards if you want to.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/memory-bump/

    http://wpmu.org/daily-tip-fatal-err...hen-upgrading-to-wordpress-3-0-heres-the-fix/

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  2. plasmaflux

    plasmaflux Registered Member

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    There's also a free (email submit required, I think) plugin out there called 'Cobalt WP Boost' - easy to find on a web search. It lets you push your mem limit up to 64M or 128M, plus gives you an at-a-glance view of your current memory usage.
     
  3. rightbiz4me

    rightbiz4me Newbie

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    The Memory Boost plugin works a treat. I couldn't automatically upgrade before. I had the fatal error warning. Downloaded and installed Memory Boost, activated the plugin and upgraded to Wordpress 3.0 no problems. I did do a backup of my whole site first.

    This post saved me the hassle of downloading wordpress 3 and ftp-ing it on to my site etc, so thanks for the post.
     
  4. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    why are people still ftp'ing files to their domains???
    just transload the files directly to the server. you can
    move 500MB in 25 seconds.