I have downloaded wamp stack from this website and installed wordpress. When i try to update the plugins wordpress is asking for

1) Hostname

2) Username

3) password


and gave option button for ftp and ftps


Can someone tell me what goes in these.....I guess username will be root and password will be what I first setup. But giving hostname "localhost" is not working. it says "Failed to connect to FTP Server"

Kindly help



Jeremy Davis's picture

Although you may have downloaded LAMP (the W in WAMP is for Windows - L is for Linux).

Secondly, if you want WordPress why not just start with the WordPress apliance?

If you want to persevere with your current custom WP on TKL LAMP then have a search of the forums, IIRC this issue was answered/resolved some time ago although I don't remember what it was...

I have now used wordpress appliance to make things easier but wish someone could tell me the solution......

Robert's picture

I just use the IP as Hostname when I setup scripts like this.

Hostname: without the :21.

Hope that helps.

Lance's picture

Login through SSH and run this command

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

Im guessing you installed Wordpress using FTP, that means Apache does not own the files and or directories thus not letting it write to them.  Hope this helps.

Christian Donner's picture

I had this same issue with an out-of-the-box WP TKL VM. Logged in as root, could not update WP. Lance's suggestion to explicitely provide access to the WP folders did the trick and the upgrade went through.

Christian Donner's picture

but wp-admin. spam filter would not let me edit the previous post.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Glad to hear you got it sorted, but FWIW a better way to go is noted on the TKL tracker on GitHub here.

Also FWIW all future version of TKL WP appliance will include this adjustment so everything should be easier OOTB.

Jeremy Davis's picture

So have a read here. If there is anything that you don't understand or don't get, please just post back and I'll help where I can...

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