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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#31431 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

Ajax plugin install silently fails if FTP credentials aren't set

Reported by: morganestes's profile morganestes Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


Installing a plugin via Ajax fails if FS_METHOD isn't defined/set, but the UI indicates success.

Steps to reproduce:

  • Visit and click the "Install Now" button on a plugin.
  • Observe the button change to spinning red arrows, then to green checkmark; text changes to "Installed!".
  • Browser network panel shows following response from admin-ajax.php:

Trying to activate the same plugin by clicking the "More Details" link and the "Install Now" button takes me to the Connection Information screen where I'm prompted to enter FTP credentials.

Adding define( 'FS_METHOD', 'direct' ); to wp-config.php allows the Ajax install to complete and the plugin to activate without further prompting.

Change History (1)

#1 @dd32
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is being worked on in #29820

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