[resolved] Failed to Connect to FTP Server (3 posts)

  1. raygates1972
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've recently installed 3.4.2 to my website and keep getting asked for FTP connection info when I want to update a plugin or add a theme or a widget. I put my FTP details in and keep getting this error:

    Failed to Connect to FTP Server (IP address:port)

    I've checked and rechecked the details and even changed them to see if i can get it to work - nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled WP - nothing. Check with my hosting service and the FTP server is working fine - confirmed this by using Filezilla...

    I noticed there was something similar come up with this in an older version of WP (?2.5) so it's obviously not an unknown problem.

    Can anybody help?!?!

  2. 360
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is the port your server-ftp is running anthing else than 21?
    you can also edit the wp-config.php file
    define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');
    will save a lot of manual work.

  3. raygates1972
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks 360

    I actually discovered the problem was that my hosting account was set up for Windows, not Linux. Have changed it to Linux and now all works fine.

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