[wp-hackers] Installing themes, plugins without FTP

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Mar 23 22:25:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Scot Hacker <shacker at birdhouse.org> wrote:
>> From: Barry Carlyon <barry at barrycarlyon.co.uk>
>> Its because the Filesystem class, checks to see if it can write to WordPress root, not the folder its about to write stuff too :-(
> Thanks for responses everyone. Though the suggestion above did not work, this does: In wp-config, add:
> define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

Be very, very careful with forcing the method. Test it with a complete
WP upgrade as well. Having the wrong method could just have it go
right ahead and break your site for no obvious reason.


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