How to activate quickinstall for wordpress plugins and themes

When working with wordpress every single time a plugin or theme has to be installed or deinstalled we have to put in our user data.

In this tutorial I show you how to fasten your workflow with a simple tweak.
For this we will edit the wp-config in our wordpress root.

1. Default request when installing a wordpress plugin

This is a screenshot, when installing a plugin without quickinstall:
requested-ftp-information-when-installing-wordpress-plugin
Of course this data can be saved – but it has to be confirmed every single time.

2. Pros and cons of a quickinstall

You will save time, because wordpress will never ever ask you again to confirm the ftp data
Do this for every fresh or existent wordpress install to work faster
If there are more than one administrator you should be aware that every admin has the quickinstall method. If this is a security risk, dont do it.

3. How to activate the wordpress plugin & theme quickinstall

Open the wp-config.php in your wordpress root. Be careful with this file – you should let everything where it is, fundamental things of wordpress are defined here.

I recommend to add the following 3 lines of code right after the block where the other define’s are placed.
If you cant find it, add it to the end of the file.

Copy this:

define('FTP_USER', 'enter-username-here');
define('FTP_PASS', 'enter-password-here');
define('FTP_HOST', 'enter-host-here');

Replace your ftp user data and host inside the quotes.
Now save the wp-config.php and you are finished.

To check if everything worked fine, install a plugin. If done correctly, right after clicking “install”, the progress will automatically start!

Enjoy! If you need help with this drop a comment.
Greetings, Appdino

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