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akismet won't install (7 posts)

  1. Stacy8NC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm getting tons of comment spam and ppl are posting on my page ....

    I don't have akismet, so I tried to install it. It says this:

    Installing Plugin: Akismet 2.5.8
    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.5.8.zip…
    Unpacking the package…
    Installing the plugin…
    Could not create directory. /home/content/s/c/i/sciencetoybox/html/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/akismet/
    Plugin install failed.
    Return to Plugin Installer

    What do I do?
    Here's the site: http://sciencetoybox.com/wordpress/

    Thank you !!
    Stacy

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's possible you might have some file ownership or permissions issues. A quick work-around might be to download the Akismet plugin directly to your desktop, and then try to install it using the WordPress upload button option in the plugin installation dialog. If that fails, you should be able to just unzip it to your desktop and then upload it directly to your /plugins directory using your FTP client or the file manager in our hosts control panel.

    Reference: Managing Plugins

  3. Stacy8NC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the advice!

    I tried to download the Akismet plugin directly to my desktop, and then try to install it using the WordPress upload button option in the plugin installation dialog, but it still failed.

    My FTP file location is wp-content/plugins.hold I have no idea why it's .hold

    But, I uploaded and unzipped the akismet file. But, how do I activate it?

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like you changed that plugins folder:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/templates-not-visible-in-twenty-eleven?replies=7

    You'll need to remove .hold for plugins to work or install.

  5. Stacy8NC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As in delete the entire directory?

  6. Stacy8NC
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah Ha! I just changed the directory name to plugins and suddenly they're visible! Woo Hoo!

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, rename it plugins - get rid of the .hold

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