How to fix problems with updating WordPress Plugins

Getting the WordPress error Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content) when trying to update Themes or Plugins? Here is the solution:

  1. Via FTP, open the wp-config.php file.
  2. Add the following to the end of wp-config.php (change the ftp and path details as needed):
    define(‘FS_METHOD’, ‘ftpsockets’);
    define(‘FTP_BASE’, ‘/public/www/’);
    define(‘FTP_CONTENT_DIR’, ‘/public/www/wp-content/’);
    define(‘FTP_PLUGIN_DIR ‘, ‘/public/www/wp-content/plugins/’);
    define(‘FTP_HOST’, ‘ftp.domainname.com’);
    define(‘FTP_USER’, ‘ftpuser’);
    define(‘FTP_PASS’, ‘p855w0rd’);
    define(‘FTP_SSL’, false);
  3. Save the changes.
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