Wordpress requires FTP access to install plugins

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by zkvvoob, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. zkvvoob

    zkvvoob Member

    I'm running an Ubuntu 12.10 server with ISPConfig and following a tutorial here on HowtoForge, during the installation I only had sFTP configured. Could this be why Wordpress cannot automatically install plugins?
    What can I do to get around this (other than manually uploading everything)?
    Thanks in advance!
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    There are 2 possiblitys:

    a) You uploaded wordpress as wrong user (e.g. root) instead of the web user of this website.
    b) You dont use php-mode php-fcgi or php-fpm and / or suexec is not switched on in website settings.
    zkvvoob likes this.
  3. zkvvoob

    zkvvoob Member

    You are the best, till! Thank you!

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