Solving WordPress Asking for FTP Credentials When Installing Plugins or Themes

Once in a while you’ll meet up with a WordPress install that requires you to put your FTP username and password in to install/update plugins and themes. The most common suggestions are to look at file permissions, specifically tweak your upload directory or some such thing. I’ve found that most times that doesn’t alleviate the problem.

The best-effort method that I’ve found to stop FTP installation / updates on WordPress is to add the following line into your wp-config.php file:


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