Avoid FTP credentials in WordPress plugin and theme installation

By | October 11, 2013

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 */

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.

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