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[resolved] connection error when adding a new theme (5 posts)

  1. FriendsCottage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just installed wordpress for the first time, and tried to change the theme. After selecting the new theme and pressing the 'Install' button, I get taken to the 'Connection Information' page which asks for the hostname, username and password.

    I entered 'localhost', 'admin' and the password that I use to log in to WordPress, but I get the error "Username/Password incorrect for admin".

    I can't see how the username and password can be incorrect if they are the ones I use to login to WordPress.

    Any ideas?

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    it wants your FTP info, not WP

  3. FriendsCottage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Of course! Thanks.

    I retried and got a bit further, but the installation of the new theme still failed. Got the error msg: "Download failed. Could not create Temporary file"

    Is this to do with permissions?

  4. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    try cruising through these links and see if they help ya, it does seem like a permissions thing

    http://wordpress.org/search/Download+failed.+Could+not+create+Temporary+file?forums=1

  5. FriendsCottage
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It was a permissions error. I set the permissions for wp-content to 777 and it worked.

    Thanks

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