How To Fix “No Update Required, Your WordPress Database Is Already Up-To-Date Error” In WordPress ?

how to fix no update required your wordpress database is already up to date error in wordpressIf you have recently updated your WordPress and you have encountered this error then you have visited the right place.

First thing that i want to say is, you are not required to panic about this issue as this is a common problem and many of the WordPress users have already encountered it, so you are not new. I am also one of those who encountered this error when i updated my WordPress to version 5.3.

This error usually appears when you update your WordPress to a newer version. As you finish the update process you get a message like “No update required, your WordPress database is already up to date” and below it you get a button which says “continue”.

When you click on it then instead of taking you to your WordPress dashboard it redirects you to your website’s homepage. As a result of it, you cannot access your WordPress dashboard.

I know it feels really bad to stuck in such a situation but these are just bugs that you get with some cache plugins.

Actually, the real problem behind this is, your cache plugin. And, it has a simple fix for that. You just need to follow this tutorial till the end and you will be out of this situation.

How to Fix “No update required, Your WordPress database is up-to-date error” in WordPress ?

To fix this WordPress error you first need to login to your hosting account. Inside your hosting account visit your cpanel. There you need to find File Manager.

Finding File Manager In Cpanel To Fix WordPress Error

File manager is usually located under files section. Once you find the file manager then simply click on it.

Once you click on it, then you will be asked to visit home or root directory and select your website. You can select home directory if you want to see all of your website’s folders. Otherwise, if you directly want to go to the root directory of your website then you can select root directory.

To keep things simple for you i am visiting the home directory. Once you select the home directory and your website, simply click on submit button to access your website files.

file manager directory selection

Once you reach your files section. There you need to click on public_html.

Inside public_html, you will see a folder named wp-content. Simply click on wp-content folder.

finding wp-content folder in file manager

Now here’s a catch. Here comes the role of your caching plugin. I am giving you the solution for two most popular cache plugins “W3 Total Cache” and “WP Super Cache“.

How to fix this WordPress Error if you are using W3 Total Cache Plugin ?

W3 Total Cache Plugin WordPress Error Fix

So, once you click the wp-content folder you will see two files inside it – “db.php” and “object-cache.php”. You need to delete these two files.

deleting db.php and object-cache.php file in wp-content folder of file manager

Simply delete these two files and your issue will be resolved. Don’t worry these files will be automatically created by your plugin again.

Now, try to login to your WordPress dashboard. If you can access your dashboard then there’s no need to do anything more. However, if you are not able to access your dashboard then you need to click on “plugins” folder which is present inside your wp-content folder.

finding plugins folder in wp-content folder of file manager

Here you will find all your plugins files. Now find w3-total-cache folder. Once you find it, simply rename it like w3-total-cache-1.

renaming w3 total cache plugin folder name to fix WordPress Error

After you rename your w3-total-cache folder, you will be able to access your WordPress dashboard.

Now, inside your WordPress dashboard you will be getting some errors like object-cache.php and db.php files are missing. You are not required to worry about them. Simply visit your file manager again and inside the plugins folder rename the w3-total-cache-1 folder to w3-total-cache. That’s it !

renaming w3 total cache plugin folder name again

Now, you will not get anymore errors. If still your problem is not resolved then go to your plugins folder again and delete the w3-total-cache folder. This will delete your W3 Total Cache plugin completely.

Deleting w3 total cache plugin folder to remove the plugin permanently

Once you delete this folder then you will be able to access your WordPress dashboard where you can again install the W3 Total Cache plugin.

If still all the above mentioned perks are not working for you then you can simply contact your hosting provider to help you out. These days most of the hosting providers like Bluehost, SiteGround, DreamHost etc provide a great support for WordPress so you are not required to worry about anything. Just contact them and they will do it for you.

How to fix this WordPress Error if you are using WP Super Cache Plugin ?

WP Super Cache Plugin WordPress Error Fix

If you are using the WP Super Cache plugin then you need to visit your wp-content folder. There you will see wp-cache-config.php file. Simply right click on it and delete it.

deleting wp-cache-config.php file in wp-content folder of file manager

Once you delete this file then you will be able to access your WordPress dashboard. However, if you are still not able to visit your dashboard then again visit your File Manager and reach the wp-content folder. Inside this folder you will see a folder named “plugins“.

finding plugins folder in wp-content folder of file manager

Simply click on that folder. Inside plugins folder you will see all your plugins files. Just find a folder named wp-super-cache and rename it to wp-super-cache-1.

renaming wp-super-cache plugin folder name in file manager to fix WordPress Error

Once you rename it, you will be able to access your WordPress dashboard. Now, inside you dashboard you will be getting some errors like wp-cache-config.php file is missing. You are getting this error because you have renamed your wp-super-cache folder.

So, to resolve this error again visit your file manager and inside plugins folder rename wp-super-cache-1 folder to wp-super-cache. We renamed the plugin folder to disable the WP Super Cache plugin and at the same time we have saved all our plugin settings.

renaming wp-super-cache plugin folder again

Now, reload your dashboard and all your errors will be removed. But, still if you are not able to access your dashboard then you can try removing your WP Super Cache plugin.

To remove your WP Super Cache plugin. Simply visit wp-content folder then click on plugins folder. Inside plugins folder find a folder named wp-super-cache and delete it. Once you delete the wp-super-cache folder then it will delete your WP Super Cache plugin.

deleting wp-super-cache plugin folder in file manager

Now, you will be able to access your WordPress dashboard.

If still the problem persist then you need to contact your hosting provider for help. These days all hosting providers like Bluehost, SiteGround etc offer a great support for WordPress so they will resolve the issue for you.

Final Words:

I hope this tutorial have helped you. If yes, then please share it with your friends or anyone who is facing the same issue. It would be a great help for us.

Thanks for your visit and have a nice day 🙂

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