Page 1 of 1

Welcome to the Tweaking4All community forums!
When participating, please keep the Forum Rules in mind!

Topics for particular software or systems: Start your topic link with the name of the application or system.
For example “MacOS X – Your question“, or “MS Word – Your Tip or Trick“.

Please note that switching to another language when reading a post will not bring you to the same post, in Dutch, as there is no translation for that post!

WordPress - How to ...
Clear all

WordPress - How to update wordpress and add-ons without FTP access

1 Posts
1 Users
Famed Member Admin
Joined: 10 years ago
Posts: 2501
Topic starter  

By default, Wordpress expects to have FTP access so it can download and install updates.
This is all nice and dandy for a server where you already have FTP access, but this may not be the case on your (test)server.

Note : See this StackExchange topic if there should be security concerns when using this method on your production server.
Short version: avoid if possible on production servers, and if you decide to use it, then be very careful when using this method, since the slightest miss configuration of your server may come with undesired consequences.

Anyhoo ... back to how we can get around the FTP requirements:

In wp-config.php add this line:


somewhere before this line:

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */

... and that should do it.


Like what you see and you'd like to help out? 

The best way to help is of course by assisting others with their questions here in the forum, but you can also help us out in other ways:

- Do your shopping at Amazon, it will not cost you anything extra but may generate a small commission for us,
- send a cup of coffee through PayPal ($5, $10, $20, or custom amount),
- become a Patreon,
- donate BitCoin (BTC), or BitCoinCash (BCH).