Force direct upgrading in WordPress17 Jul 2012
Many times it happens WordPress not to upgrade/update directly, but it requests FTP credentials.
This is because wp-content (for plugins) folder’s permissions have not been set correctly.
A temporary solution could be to chmod it recursively at 777
chmod 777 /path/to/wordpress/plugins/folder -R
This includes some security issues sometimes,if you dot know exactly what you’re doing,thus a better and even simpler solution to this problem is to add the following lines in WordPress wp-config.php file:
define( 'FS_METHOD', 'direct' ); define( 'FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0777 ); define( 'FS_CHMOD_FILE', 0777 );
And this is it.