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How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?
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Why does WordPress still not support SFTP?

It has been many years now with WordPress 2, WordPress 3 and now even WordPress 4 which is expected to be released shortly that WordPress Publishing Platform does not support SFTP as the option to ...
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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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Unable to locate WordPress Plugin directory. ftp_base not working?

I have Wordpress 3.6 running on ubuntu 12.04 LTS with apache2. Wordpress is running out of the root directory on apache, ie. /var/www I have an FTP server setup (VSFTPD). I have it set to chroot to ...
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How to save Admin FTP password

Every time I attempt to upload a plugin or theme, I am asked for the FTP password. Is there a way to save this within Wordpress, or do I have to enter it every time? Thanks.
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Plugin to edit htaccess file

Is there anyway I can edit my htaccess file without using ftp?
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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Failed to connect to FTP Server 127.0.0.1/:21

Tried to install a wordpress plugin on my local machine: To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not ...
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How to set path with WP_Filesystem and ftp base / chroot

In my theme i will use the WP_Filesystem to write a file to for example: $file = get_template_directory().'/library/assets/css/wpless2css.css'; Which outputs something like ...
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Import Wordpress xml file larger than 8mb

I'm trying to import a xml file (from a previous wordpress theme) into a new wordpress theme. The problem is that the xml file is 46mb much bigger than the wordpress 8mb limit. Anyone have any ...
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WP Config for FTP credentials

Is there a config in WP that allows you to store your FTP credentials? I'm using the Linux webserver at work to develop and it's really annoying to have to but the credentials in every time I ...
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Upgrading Wordpress 4.0 asks for FTP password

I was able to upgrade Wordpress 4.0 on my local machine, and I also just updated some plugins on the production machine, but when I try to update Wordpress 4.0 on the production machine, it is asking ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Can I upgrade plugins via FTP?

I'm having some trouble upgrading my plguins through the Dashboard, If i upgrade plugins manually via FTP, will i lose any info from plugins like statpress and all in one seo?
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Why does WordPress require a ftp server to be running on the webserver to transfer plugins?

I had asked a related question on Super User: A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed via 1-click where WordPress ...
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How to upload a media file via FTP and then create an attachment post with it?

I need to upload a very large video. I can not upload it via the built-in uploader since my upload_max_filesize is set to just 2M and I'm unable to override it (I've set the upload size to 50M and ...
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WordPress php error after editing file with FileZilla

I use the free FTP software FileZilla. In most cases, whenever I open any PHP file from FTP using FileZilla, I get this error after editing then saving the file: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ...
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Why would WordPress request FTP information when it can write to the file server?

I don't think this is a duplicate, although I've seen similar questions on here. I have added my primary SSH/FTP user and the user nobody to a group called webserver, then I ran a chown -R .webserver ...
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Restored Wordpress on new Server - Can't auto-update plugins

I have installed a new Ubuntu server and have set everything up for Wordpress. I have also extracted mySite directory in the /var/www/ and did a mysql -u mysqlusername -p databasename < ...
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How do the pros code up a WordPress theme? Locally? Through FTP?

Up until now, I've been building my WordPress sites by transferring files through FTP. This can sometimes get really slow (time it takes to upload the file, Firebug slows to a crawl, etc.) and I was ...
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Prevent Wordpress installing plugins and themes via Admin

When I initially set up WP, I had entered my FTP details in the Admin so that I could add plugins and themes directly from Admin. However, I believe this compromises the website as I have found ...
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what could cause the htaccess file to be modified?

One of the wordpress sites that I created recently went down with a 500 internal server error. After hours of mind boggling and checking error logs, I found out that the htaccess files present in the ...
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WordPress CSS doesn't update

I've got a new WordPress website that I'm testing that hasn't been updating properly when CSS styles are updated over FTP. I haven't got a cache plugin and I have cleared my browser cache and have ...
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Valid Connection Information is Getting Denied

I'm getting prompted to enter my FTP information (in this case, SFTP) for installing plugins/themes in Wordpress. Problem is, I keep getting denied with valid SFTP credentials. I have root access ...
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Must I download entire WP directory for each separate instance/website that uses WP?

I'm no noob when it comes to website design or development. And am quite savvy with JQuery, XHTML and PHP. However, I admit I am quite noob-ish when it comes to WP... I already have the WP directory ...
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Files empty after moving with FTP

I have a strange bug within my Wordpress theme. After I copy normal files from my local machine (whatever file, functions.php, styles.css or any other) the file gets empty on the server, with no ...
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FTP credentials on localhost [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins I just started working locally with Wordpress. Trying to update theme/plugins I get asked for my FTP ...
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Do we have to use ftp to recover from a bad functions.php edit?

Just tried to make an edit to the functions.php on my site. As is often the case, wp didn't like it and threw a fit, locking me out of making any further changes. So now I have to use ftp to edit out ...
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Install and Update plugins on a VPS Wordpress installation

I have installed Wordpress. Everything works smooth except one thing: I cannot ftp through Wordpress - meaning I cannot update or install plugins. Using my vps root user and password doesn't work ...
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Unable to access wordpress login.php [closed]

I has been completed a theme for a client. I Used to access the live wp-admin page using http://name.myname.com/wp-login.php But that page shows just a blank(white) page. How to get fix that? ...
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wordpress css file

i made a website by wordpress and i uploaded it to ftp file public html my problem is that i made a css file that include all the other css files but when i tested the website i found that the ...
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Download images from media library to computer in BULK?

All I want is to download all images from the media library to my computer. I don't want to then use them in another site. I uploaded them from a camera card while traveling, and then it was stolen. ...
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Download PHP and CSS from the Wordpress admin page without FTP

Some of my clients don't have CPanel access to their WordPress, so I have to copy and paste from the built-in editor to pull out the PHP. Is there a way within that admin interface to grab all the ...
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Instant install of wordpress

I just think about that... maybe it exist...you will tell me... Wordpressis a beautifull software, and the thing i like the most, is the instant install of the theme and plugin... So i though, why ...
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FTP Widget Location

I am trying to recover some code I had several months ago (I have backups of everything). It was part of a text widget in my WordPress sidebar. If I have the full backup, where can I find that code? ...
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Where does wordpress store the FTP credentials?

When wordpress asks for FTP information to upgrade, you type it in and then it seems to store it for future use (for future upgrades, and maybe also for media uploads?) Where does it store these ...
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Using dashboard uploader instead of FTP

Recently, I change my host server. that causing a problem. When I want upload a new theme or plugin instead of using dashboard uploader want me to enter FTP host and username and password, What I can ...
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Failed: Filesystem preventing downloads. ( ftpext)

I just move my server to Mac server before I use to be with GOdaddy was no problem updating framework of my theme now I'm getting this error Failed: Filesystem preventing downloads. ( ftpext) not ...
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Storing FTP details in wp-config.php

I'd like to hear about the security concerns for storing FTP details in wp-config.php on a shared server. It doesn't 'feel' safe to me. I'm using ManageWP to control sites on a shared server and have ...
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Site migration from Localhost to Server - 404 errors

I'm migrating another site from localhost to remote web server and am experiencing an issue. Here are the steps I took: 1.) Downloaded Wordpress locally, and began editing the twentytwelve theme. 2.) ...
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How to cause the Wordpress web interface to update via FTP

On some installations of Wordpress, all updates performed through the administrative web interface require the FTP username and password to be entered before they take place. Others update and install ...
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Wp-Admin FTPS Connection Error unlike Filezilla

My wordpress website is just moved FTP to FTPS protocol. When I tried to make a connection with FileZilla, the connection is successful. There is nothing wrong with my FTPS connection. Status: ...
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What determines initial file permissions when a WP theme folder is uploaded manually with an FTP client? [closed]

Intro This is a question that has bugged me for a really long time and I realize this it isn't necessarily related to WordPress, however I wanted to start by asking the WordPress community. I've been ...
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Standard permissions for wordpress; Plugin installation asks for FTP credentials

I'm on a server that does not have FTP installed and will not have FTP installed. I have another website that I've been able to install plugins in before, including the one I'm trying to install now ...
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SFTP define in wp-config.php

just wondering if theres a way to define sftp info in wp-config.php the same way you can with ftp. makes plugin adding a lot easier! best,Dan.
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Wordpress FTP via admin panel slow

I am trying to delete some plugins via the Wordpress admin panel. Sometimes it deletes the plugin quite quickly, but other times it hangs. I have access to my server, is there anything I can do to ...
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Help with accessing wp-admin page and resolving error messages

I was recently advised to reinstall both wordpress and my wordpress theme due to (i think) a still unresolved error with a slide manager, but on doing so, apppear to have lost access to the admin-wp ...
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Changing themes on locally hosted webpages

I recently turned my Raspberry Pi into a web server, and now I installed Wordpress on it. Everything is going excellently, but when I went to change the theme from default, I found I need my hostname, ...
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Second completely independent and disposable Wordpress installation in subdirectory?

I know this may have been asked before, but I didn't find an exact answer, so yeah ... I have a wordpress installation in the main directory of my Webspace (hosted @ Strato) and I want to install a ...
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Plugins upload to wordpress in wampserver via filezilla

I am new to Wordpress. I just downloaded a plugin. I am trying to upload plugins the normal way but they are unable. So my quiz is, can you upload plugins in Wordpress to wampserver via filezilla? If ...