Updating/Installing wordpress themes or plugins without having to enter FTP infoFeb 22nd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Internet, Linux / Freebsd, wordpress
I first saw this in action when I setup wordpress on a shared host after running it on my dedicated server for years. All of a sudden when I clicked ‘install’ there was no FTP prompt, the bloody thing just installed! I was amazed at this new development and looked into how it was done.
Simple enough if you don’t mind editing a file and changing some perms.
- First you need to make sure that the wp-content(and plugins and themes) directories are owned by your apache process.. in FreeBSD it’s httpd in linux it’s www-data
- Next you should chmod the wp-content, plugins and themes directory to 755. For some reason WP hates things at 775
- Lastly you need to add this little line of code to the bottom of your wp-config.php file: