WHM/CPanel: Letting WordPress Users Install Themes and Plugins Without FTP Credentials

wordpress-logo-tealQuick answer: Put this in the user’s wp-config.php file:

define(‘FS_METHOD’, ‘direct’);

and it results in a non-suPHP cPanel server to allow the user-friendly plugin/theme installer to work.

The other option would be to switch to “SuPHP” however from experience that “switch” kills WordPress websites. The wp-config edit is much safer and works.

Courtesy: http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/letting-wordpress-users-install-themes-plugins-without-ftp-credentials-199111.html

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