For a reason I haven’t figured out, I stopped getting prompts to update plugins and themes, so I installed GitHub Updater and that seemed to solve the issue with most things. Everything is updating except the following themes: McLuhan, Aldine, and Donham.
When I attempt to update all three themes I get the following message for McLuhan and Aldine only: “Update Failed: The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.” Donham indicates that it has updated, but when I refresh or log out and back in, it has not “taken” and prompts me to update again.
I’ve checked with our server maintainer and he says “The permissions are correct. Without auditing their code I cannot resolve the issue.”
Here are the theme versions I am trying to update from:
Aldine: 1.6.0 --> 1.8.0
McLuhan: 2.8.1 --> 2.10.0
Donham: 1.7.0 --> 2.0.0
Is this a GitHub updater issue? Something else?
UPDATE: When attempting to update a theme directly in GitHub Updater in the Install Theme tab, the following error appears: “Destination folder already exists. /var/www/html/wp-content/themes/pressbooks-aldine/. Theme installation failed.”