Wordpress upgrade

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mister_v
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Wordpress upgrade

Post by mister_v » Mon May 20, 2019 8:21 am

Hi,

I want to (automatic) update my wordpress site,
But it asked for a ftp account ?
I'm not comfortable with giving the (root)-account.
I don't see why it is needed.

The plugins can get updated without a problem;
But for wordpress itself it is needed?

chris
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Re: Wordpress upgrade

Post by chris » Mon May 20, 2019 8:05 pm

If the webserver-user has write access to the website directory,
an FTP-upload is not needed.

The following command should be enough:

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chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/name-of-site
or

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chown -R apache:apache /var/www/name-of-site
The you can retry the automatic-update,
and it should continue.

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