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To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. (8 posts)

  1. ufodisko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I installed WordPress locally on a Windows 8 machine.

    Every time I try to add a plugin like 'Wordpress Importer' it keeps asking me for my ftp server details. I don't understand why.

    Screenshot

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. ufodisko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm on Windows, I cannot 'sudo'

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nobody suggested that you need to.

    Why not just download the plugin, unpack it it and drop its folder into wp-content/plugins?

  5. ufodisko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I already did that and it worked. But I need to overcome this thing, it's a pain.

  6. Artform
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Try this out:
    http://digwp.com/2010/11/ftp-in-wpconfig/

    In a nutshell, you are putting FTP credentials into the WP config file so it won't prompt you for them.

  7. greendemiurge
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    In order to get around this open IIS, check which user account you are using to run the website anonymously (Anonymous access under the site, it will probably be IUSR if you left things to their defaults). You will want to give that user full NTFS permissions to your web root and children. Do that and you should be able to install/upgrade through WordPress without that issue.

  8. apet083
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hey @greendemiurge. Is this a security risk giving the User full permissions to the web root folder?

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