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I went round and round with this issue. Changing folder permissions (running WordPress on a virtual server managed with Virtualmin).
Turned into a pretty easy fix once I knew exactly how to fix it. Which seems to be the case often with Linux. When you’re not an uber-tech geek and prefer a GUI environment compared to command line, it can feel like a lot of time gets wasted quickly.
Anyway, the cure for me was adding this line to the wp-config.php file
define( 'FS_METHOD', 'direct' );
Robert Weinstein is a husband, dad, stock market junkie, real estate broker, and of course…Insurance agent. Interests include my family, economics, marketing, technology, real estate, finance/investing, history, and Asia.
Robert’s insurance expertise includes having the designation of Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC) and assist in asset protection for families with members entering retirement.
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