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Fix the FTP popup in WordPress

You may encounter a popup for your FTP username and password when installing or updating a plugin in WordPress. Follow these steps to correct the problem:

  1. Connect to your website with FTP.
  2. Add these 3 lines anywhere within the wp-config.php file:
    define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');
    define('FS_CHMOD_DIR', (0705 & ~ umask()));
    define('FS_CHMOD_FILE', (0604 & ~ umask()));
  3. Save your changes and upload the file.
  4. Once inserted, you may need to refresh the WordPress Dashboard or clear your browser cache and cookies.

Note: It's important to insert these lines of code above the line: /* That's all, stop editing! Happy publishing. */.

You can now update or install plugins without this issue.

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