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Cant FTP with WordPress Plugins but can with local ftp client

  • I am trying to add a new plugin to my new wordpress site (ver 3.2.1) hosted locally on a centos 6 linux box. from my workstation (windows xp) i can issue a command prompt, type in “ftp” and get an ftp prompt. I then issue an “open 192.168.0.10” and get a user prompt. I type in the username and password and get a “230 Login successful”, where i can issue commands like “pwd” “ls” “cd temp” and “put”. all seems good.

    so now i go to the admin panel for the website (http://192.168.0.10/wp-admin), choose Plugins, Add New, Search Plugins for “EZPZ Backup”, select Install Now, select OK to install plugin, enter in hostname:192.168.0.10, ftp username:webadm, ftp passowrd:W3b@Dm1N, Connection type is FTP, and then select Proceed. Instead of Wallah, i get this: Installing Plugin: EZPZ One Click Backup 0.8.2
    Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content).

    what do i have to do to get wordpress to install plugins? Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    fyi, this is not about wordpress.org site, but my own linux based locally hosted wordpress site…

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  • now i am getting this:
    An Unexpected HTTP Error occurred during the API request.
    Try again

    how can i narrow down what the unexpected error is? what log file do i want to look at?

    thanks

    bump

    anyone?

    now i am back to this:
    Installing Plugin: EZPZ One Click Backup 0.8.2
    Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content).

    any help? anyone?

    I got this today and the difference between the new webserver and past ones where it worked just fine is that the wp-content directory was not in the root directory of the web server. So if you FTP to your server, I am betting that wp-content is in a subdirectory, like under htdocs or public_http or something like that.

    Let me know if that was your issue and if it was resolved. If so, I’d love to hear how it was fixed!

    Mike

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