[wp-hackers] Installing themes, plugins without FTP

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Thu Mar 24 00:04:34 UTC 2011

and do NOT use it on a shared host. Whilst you can, WordPress is generally
choosing FTP in those cases to provide the user security of their files, not
to make life difficult.

On 24 March 2011 09:25, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Otto
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