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Old 02-24-2016, 10:53 PM   #1
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wordpress issue


Hi all,
Failed to connect to FTP Server localhost:21 This is what i get when i try to install a plugin on wordpress. . how to resolve it ?
 
Old 02-24-2016, 11:05 PM   #2
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If WordPress is running on localhost, you should be able just to copy the plugin files into place without using ftp. I know; I used to self-host a WordPress blog.

Otherwise, much more information is needed. You have given us very little to go on.

Take a look at this.
 
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:11 AM   #3
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jithin10,

Why do you need to use ftp?

Download the required WP plugin to your computer (e.g. Desktop) and then open:

mywebsite_or_blog_address/wp-admin

Next, give your password, then Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Browse for downloaded plugin > Install.

https://www.siteground.co.uk/tutoria...ss_plugins.htm
 
Old 02-25-2016, 02:23 AM   #4
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i knw it should not ask ftp password. . but at present my php is running as apache user. . I need php can be run as separate unix user(depending on the home diretcory ) for a domain. . help pls
 
Old 02-25-2016, 08:14 AM   #5
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As usual, https://wordpress.org/support/topic/...nstall-plugins
 
Old 02-25-2016, 09:26 PM   #6
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Red face

Thanks it works but. .
While installing plugins it shows that
Could not create directory.
Return to Plugin Installer
Is it permission issue ?
I have wordpress directory /home/user1/gg/ it has permission as root:root and 777
Can help ?
 
Old 02-26-2016, 08:08 AM   #7
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http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress
http://askubuntu.com/questions/16286...-and-wordpress

root:root @ 777 is never "right".
My plugins directory is 755 and www-data:www-data

Good Luck.
 
  


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