Wordpress Plugin - Can't Create Directory

Hi All,

I have successfully installed Wordpress on my LAMP server, however, I can’t seem to update plugins. I am getting the following error:

Could not create directory

Additionally, I have already placed the following instruction in the wp-config file:


Any ideas?


Am using Centos7 and the folder owner is set to apache:apache I’ve done the below too, but i still get the error.

find /var/www/wp -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find /var/www/wp -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

and also added this to wp-config.php

define('FSMETHOD', 'direct');

but still i am getting an error, “Could not create directory”. I can’t update wordpress and can’t update plugins. what am i missing here?

I have exactly same problem. define(‘FS_METHOD’,‘direct’); has been added to wp-config file. I am still unable to install, remove or update plugins and themes. CentOS & LAMP setup step by step from DigitalOcean tutorial. Any help will be much appreciated.

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after changing ownership restart the server, i have done the same mistake and it costed me 20 minutes

sudo service apache2 restart

Most probably permisison issues. Try : sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/*