installing wordpress to the root directory of my website. /var/www on Ubuntu 10.10. however, whenever i choose to update or install a theme it asks for my ftp info. i blocked all ports but port 22 (SSH) and port 80 (http). so i can't auto-update or install any themes, it won't even let me install them manually
looked everywhere for help! i came up with user permission issues. if the user that apache runs on isn't the same as the user that runs wordpress then you will experience issues. however, i don't understand this because the install of wordpress is right on the root directory - not in a sub directory (ie /var/www/wordpress).