Friday, May 8, 2015

Install/update WordPress plugins without providing FTP access?

WordPress will only prompt you for your FTP connection information while trying to install plugins or a WordPress update if it cannot write to /wp-content directly.

Now, if for some reason you do not want to rely on the automatic check for which filesystem method to use, you can define a constant, 'FS_METHOD' in your wp-config.php file, that is either 'direct', 'ssh', 'ftpext' or 'ftpsockets' and it will use that method.

then add this to your wp-config.php file:

 define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

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