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When I try to update wordpress from 3.2.1 to the latest one it stalls and does nothing. It used to ask for my ftp details, which I looked up online and added this to the wp-config:

/** Setup FTP Details **/
define("FTP_HOST", "localhost");
define("FTP_USER", "your-ftp-username");
define("FTP_PASS", "your-ftp-password");

This seems to have stopped it asking for ftp details, but it gets to a page and just does nothing, below is a screen shot of what I see. Any ideas of whats going wrong?

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What do your error logs say? – Brian Fegter Aug 22 '12 at 22:37
Where are they? – RSM Aug 22 '12 at 22:38
If you're on a shared hosting env...probably somewhere in your docroot. If you have a linux install using apache try looking in /etc/apache2/ – Brian Fegter Aug 22 '12 at 22:39
error_log has nothing in it – RSM Aug 22 '12 at 22:39
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Try adding all of the following:

define('FS_METHOD', 'ftpext');
define('FTP_BASE', '/path/to/wordpress/');
define('FTP_CONTENT_DIR', '/path/to/wordpress/wp-content/');
define('FTP_PLUGIN_DIR ', '/path/to/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/');
#define('FTP_PUBKEY', '/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa.pub');
#define('FTP_PRIKEY', '/home/username/.ssh/id_rsa');
define('FTP_USER', 'username');
define('FTP_PASS', 'password');
define('FTP_HOST', 'ftp.example.org');
define('FTP_SSL', false);

This is sourced from the official wp-config document here.

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unfortunately didn't work – RSM Aug 23 '12 at 8:56
will manually do it. Thanks for your answer. – RSM Aug 23 '12 at 11:01
@RyanMurphy You will need to take a look at your folder permissions and make sure your Apache user or group it belongs to can write to your directories. – Brian Fegter Aug 23 '12 at 12:09
i done a chmod 777 on folders etc and still didnt work – RSM Aug 23 '12 at 15:08
@RyanMurphy I would contact your host and see if they have any restrictions... – Brian Fegter Aug 23 '12 at 16:10

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