How To: Stop WordPress Asking For FTP details To Upgrade/Install Plugins and themes on macOS

Have you ever got the message Connection Information and a form is prompting you to enter FTP information when doing updates, delete, install new themes or plugins? I usually get that message when I try to install new plugins and themes  or update WordPress core , plugins or themes   after every new WordPress installation in my mac.  That was always annoying.

But after lots of  research I’ve found a simple solution for this problem.

Change the folder permission:


  1. Right click on the WordPress installed folder and open “Get Info” window from them menu.
  2. Unlock the by clicking on the “padlock” icon at the bottom of the window
  3. Set “Privilege” as “Read & Write” for all users under the Sharing & Permissions section
  4. Click the “Cog” icon and select “Apply to enclosed items“.
  5. Close the Info window

Update Wp-config.php File:

  1. Open your wordpress’s wp-config.php file
  2. Add this line code define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');
  3. Save file.

Now try to update or install again. Problem Solved?

I really hope that helps someone, I spent ages being confused over this “thing”! If you have any more details or information, or if this works for you, then please add a comment below.