I have set up a local installation of XAMPP on my OSX machine to do offline development. Overall everything is working correctly, but when I connect to update plugins automatically, I’m given this:
which is asking me for FTP information. Googling around I saw that this is because of a permissions issue, so WordPress attempts to FTP in to do updates. No amount of CHMODding the files to the best of my ability fixed anything automatically, so I tried the FTP method.
XAMPP comes with a FTP server allegedly, but even after turning it on I couldn’t get it working correctly and I couldn’t find any information about what, if any, default FTP user XAMPP comes with on the OSX side, or how I could create my own. So I went to use the built-in FTP file sharing that’s included in OSX, and I guess I managed to progress further, because any time I tried to update a plugin I got this error:
Installing the latest version.
Plugin upgrade Failed.
If I attempted to delete a plugin through the control panel, I got a similar message about how it couldn’t be fully removed, so obviously this isn’t working either.
By this point I’m not sure what to do; I set up XAMPP for ease of use so I wouldn’t have to install a full local webhost solution, and I would prefer to figure out how to get this working correctly since otherwise it’s working perfectly. But my Google-fu is coming up short, so any ideas?
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