Question

Download plugin within WordPress, WordPress itself ask me for credentials from my server

Posted March 26, 2021 75 views
WordPressLAMP StackUbuntu 20.04

Help me, I was able to download wordpress with LAMP in a different way of tutorial, but I want to download the plugins like woocommerce, elemetor and to download any plugins, wordpress asks me for credecianles from my server.

Tap the credentials as I enter my droplet but I get failed or what are the respective credentials to request WordPress.

=======WORDPRESS======
Connection Information:
To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP or SSH credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host.

  • Hostname:
  • FTP/SSH Username:
  • FTP/SSH Password: (This password will not be stored on the server)

Connection Type;

  • FTP:
  • FTPS (SSL):
  • SSH2

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Hi there,

This usually happens when the user that the Apache service runs as does not have write access to the wp-content folder.

You need to make sure that the user has the write access so that you could upload plugins via your WordPress admin area.

To find the user you could run:

ps aux | grep -i apache

Usually it should be www-data by default.

Then set the ownership fo the files and directories for your WordPress installation accordingly:

sudo chown www-data:www-data /var/www/html

In case that your WordPress installation is not at /var/www/html make sure to adjust this to match the correct path.

Regards,
Bobby