So I am running 2.6.1 and even after searching through the documentation I have no clue how the "upgrade automatically" feature of the plugin management is supposed to work. When I click on "upgrade" I get taken to a form to put in ftp credentials.
Why on earth would wordpress need to connect to a ftp server to get the plugins? I don't even have ftp setup on my server. Why doesn't it just download the plugins locally and then unzip them.
What am I missing here?