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Is there a way to update Wordpress without the use of FTP, but with SFTP (which uses SSH)? I've only got my server set up for SSH access (and therefore SCP/SFTP).

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Configuration instructions in Codex on Enabling SSH Upgrade Access recommend either:

  1. Using SSH SFTP Updater Support plugin from official repository.
  2. Using bult–in SSH2 support, which requires pecl SSH2 extension installed on server.

It used to refer to this tutorial: Using SSH to Install/Upgrade in before, which might be of use.

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Thanks. My googlefu escaped me on this one apparently. – dragonmantank Jul 25 '11 at 21:10

I was able to do it quite easily with this plugin:


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Please expand your answer. Thank you. – Nicole Oct 23 '12 at 21:54

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