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Can't Upload .ZIP Plugins in 2.8 (2 posts)

  1. slydawggiex916
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I used to be able to do this just fine in 2.7, but now in 2.8 if I go to Plugins >> Add New >> Upload

    I am able to Browse my local machine to get the .ZIP file but when I click on "Install Now" I get a message asking me the following:

    =====================================================
    HOSTNAME:
    USERNAME:
    PASSWORD:
    Connection Type:
    =====================================================

    I have tried a number of different combinations for the login information, such as:

    ---------------------------------------------
    HOSTNAME: http://ftp.mydomain.com
    USERNAME: myUserName
    PASSWORD: myPassWord
    Connection: FTP
    ---------------------------------------------
    HOSTNAME: localhost
    USERNAME: myUserName
    PASSWORD: myPassWord
    Connection: FTP
    ---------------------------------------------
    HOSTNAME: mydomain.com
    USERNAME: myUserName
    PASSWORD: myPassWord
    Connection: FTP
    ---------------------------------------------
    HOSTNAME: mydomain.com
    USERNAME: myUserName@mydomain.com
    PASSWORD: myPassWord
    Connection: FTP
    ---------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------

    And other a few other methods (from differnt forum posts). I always get this message:

    " Failed to connect to FTP Server [whatever I used in HOMENAME from above]:21 "

    =====================================================

    I believe I have seen this fixed before but you have to make a change in a file somewhere?

    Anybody have a good answer to resolve this?

    Thanks!

  2. Andrrew
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi slydawggiex916,
    I've just installed php and mysql and WP2.8.5 on my harddrive under my account, and am getting the same error message under the same attempts. I've looked elsewhere on this forum, but to no avail. Have you managed to resolve this?
    Cheers.

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