Rosina Bignall

Creative Software Engineer

Fixing problems with WordPress auto update


So, I have a wordpress site that I do for work. Auto update wasn’t working. I fixed the file ownership problems. I fixed the file permissions problems. It still wasn’t working!

Finally I found one little hint in a post.

Add the following to your wp-config.php:

define(‘FS_METHOD’, ‘direct’);

Thanks to Joost de Valk for this solution.

Author: Rosina Bignall

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