To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not remember your credentials, you should contact your web host.

If receiving the FTP prompt "WordPress needs to access your web server" for WordPress updates add the following line to your wp-config.php file:

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');


Once updated remark or remove the line as this will cause security issues.
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