FTP and WordPress in mac ports environment

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Tue Jun 26 07:47:35 PDT 2012

On Jun 25, 2012, at 11:11 PM, Bill Christensen wrote:

> On 6/14/12 1:28 PM, Rainer Müller wrote:
>> On 2012-06-14 19:54, Érico wrote:
>>> And my environment is the following :
>>> apache2 @2.2.22_2+preforkmpm (active)
>>> php5 @5.3.12_0+apache2 (active)
>>> wordpress @3.2.1_0 (active)
>>> Do I need to set something for SSH on it ?
>>> As I said nothing works with FTP ... I mean , plugin install, plugin updates,
>>> themes install, wordpress upgrade , etc ...
>> I don't think you are running a FTP server, are you? At least you did not
>> mention which FTP server you would be using or how you configured it...
>> However, I guess you don't want to operate a FTP server at all and rather should
>> set the FS_METHOD in your wp-config.php to 'direct'. This selects a mode in
>> which files are manipulated directly without relying on a FTP connection.
> Doesn't the FS_METHOD  = direct setting open you up to huge security holes?  So says the codex...
> I would love to be able to have one-click updating on all of my 50+ wordpress installs, but I'm not willing to chance the security problems.   If someone has a better way, I'd love to hear it.  The only thing I've ever gotten out of the WordPress forums is "it's a server thing".  Despite my already having stated that I'm running the dang server.


I clicked this link from above google query:

Toward the bottom of the page above svn is suggested and another person posted a link to his svn script.

Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

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