WordPress FTP update failure

I received an error on our QNAP NAS which runs WordPress when trying to update to version 5.0.1 via FTP:

“Unable to locate WordPress root directory”

I haven’t had a chance to get down to the … ahem … root … cause but it looks like it is something to do with permissions.  The following code added to the bottom of the wp-config.php file did provide a workaround and permit the upgrade:

if(is_admin()) {
   add_filter('filesystem_method', create_function('$a', 'return "direct";' ));
   define( 'FS_CHMOD_DIR', 0751 );

Source: StackExchange




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