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auto-update via ftp (5 posts)

  1. railcrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am unable to "Update automatically" plugins or whatever. It was working fine a week ago. It's not my server (I don't think) because I am able to log into my ftp site with my Macromedia Dreamweaver site manager ftp client.

  2. I am unable to "Update automatically" plugins or whatever.

    Is it just failing or is it prompting your for FTP userid/password and then working?

    If the latter then you would need to adjust the permissions of your files and folders to get it to work.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  3. railcrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I get "unable to log onto server..." I have all pertaining permissions set to 775, I even tried 777. It worked fine last week, (and for at least the last 3 years) it only effects the WP ftp utility, my other clients work

  4. If that's after you put in the FTP userid/passwd then check with yor provider about FTP access. You're getting denied before the file and directory permissions even become an issue.

  5. railcrew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks to an older 'closed' topic, and a 'johncolumbo' here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/automatic-plugin-upgrade-not-working-ftp-problems?replies=47 I have solved my problem... put "localhost" in the "HostName" instead of http://ftp.mydomain.com, weird because the http://ftp.mydomain.com has worked for years.

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