Avoid FTP credentials in WordPress plugin and theme installation

Upload without FTP is much easier than you might anticipate.

FTP or SSH to the root of your public webfolder and look for wp-config.php.

Make a quick backup of the file before you temper with it:

FTP: Download a copy of the file to your computer locally and rename it to wp-config.php.bak.
Then download one wp-config.php which we will temper with later on.

SSH: cp wp-config.php wp-config.php.bak

 

Now open the file and insert the code below at the bottom of the file.

/** Upload without FTP credentials */
define(‘FS_METHOD’,’direct’);

Save your file and upload it again to the server (FTP).

 

Now your installation is good to go and you do not need FTP credentials for uploading / installing themes and plugins.