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SFTP & Updating Plugins (7 posts)

  1. Nojh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi. I have a question regarding plugins and sFTP. I've been looking around and have seen screenshots where upgrade-plugin page has an option to use sFTP instead of FTP for automatically upgrading plugins. My WordPress does not give me this option. How do I go about turning it on? The server I use requires that I use sFTP.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you don't have this?

    Connection Type
    Connection Type FTP
    FTPS (SSL)

    when you upgrade a plugin?

    hmmm...maybe try sftp.example.com in host field

  3. Nojh
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No. I only see:

    Connection Type FTP

    What do you mean 'host field' ?

  4. gawbul
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  5. ckelsoe
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I do not understand why sftp is not supported natively by WordPress. This really diminishes the auto update, plugin install, etc. functionality of a great platform.

  6. stabilpa
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @gawbul -- Thanks for those links. They had exactly what I needed to enable SFTP plugin updates on my WordPress installations.

    Very cool. B-)

    ---

    BTW, looking at what needs to be done for this, it's not WP that doesn't support SFTP, but the standard PHP installation.

    You essentially have to install an SSH2 package for PHP (b/c SFTP is file transfer over an SSH connection). Once that's done, WP automatically detects that your PHP is SFTP enabled, and offers that as one of your plugin update options.

  7. modhem
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @stabilpa. So how did you get that? One of the 2 links is not working anymore...

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