Update WordPress Automatically Without FTP

I discovered something magical today, how to update WordPress from within the Admin if you don’t have FTP enabled.

This means you can 1-click and update without having FTP enabled! The same applies to the plugins too.

All you have to do are a few steps.

  1. Add this to your config.php file, save and upload:
    define('FS_METHOD','direct'); 
    
    
    
  2. Change the ownership of the files for the site as they need to be owned by www-data with the following chown command:
    chown www-data:www-data -R * 
    
    
    
  3. Change the directory permissions to 755:
    find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
    
    
    
  4. Change the file permissions to 644:
    find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    
    

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This also applies to plugins, one click and you are done!

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