Update WordPress Locally

Posted On November 23rd, 2015 by Derek Ackley

When working in localhost on a mac – you can update core files and plugins by doing the following:

1). Open wp-config.php and add the following to the bottom:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

2). Make sure all your perms are correct:

0755 Directory
find /path/ -type d -exec chmod 0755 {} \;

0644 Files
find /path/ -type d -exec chmod 0644 {} \;

3). Change ownership of the wordpress directory:

sudo chown _www wordpress/

You should now have the ability to update all plugins and core files from localhost.

Use find to set file and directory perms on the fly

Posted On August 31st, 2013 by Derek Ackley