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  • Hi,

    I moved my wordpress host from one provider to another provider and many off problems happened after they restored my full backup. I resolved as many of them as I could but one problem is really hard to resolve. I should include that WP in deployed into the root of my website and when I navigate to sarahdom.me or my domain name, my weblog is shown.

    Assuming that I want to upgrade the Akismet to its latest version:

    – After I select the plugin for upgrade it asks me for a FTP username and password, I create two username password set to use. For each one of them, I get an error which I included.

    user: admin@sarahdom.me and its default directory is set to /public_html

    In case I use the above username, password and my frp hostname during the upgrade. It works for some minutes and then shows and error message like the following one:

    Enabling Maintenance mode…

    Updating Plugin Akismet (1/1)
    Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.5.1.zip…
    Unpacking the update…
    An error occured while updating Akismet: Could not create directory. /wp-content.

    All updates have been completed.

    The other user I created is like

    user: sarahdom and its default directory is /

    the following one and when I enter this user during pluign upgrade, I get the error message I included below.

    Enabling Maintenance mode…

    Updating Plugin Akismet (1/1)
    Downloading update from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/akismet.2.5.1.zip…
    Unpacking the update…
    An error occured while updating Akismet: Could not create directory. /public_html.

    All updates have been completed.

    Any comment on how to solve the problem is very welcome. Maybe I need to provide the username and password is some configuration files or maybe I should change the default directories. Whatever is the reason and the solution, I cannot find it.

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