Why does WordPress 4.2.2 require FTP to update?

I am trying to update to WordPress 4.2.2, but it requires FTP details. Considering that everything WordPress-related is assigned to apache, and the server runs as apache, shouldn’t WordPress be able to upgrade without FTP? WordPress is in the root. Here are the file owner/permissions: /var/www (root): permissions: 750 user: www group: apache All WP … Read more


I wonder if anyone could shed some light for me. I have updated wordpress and one of my plugins has stopped working, which is also up to date. I have narrowed it down to exactly what isnt working the following :- <li class=”cat-item cat-item-49″> <a href=”https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/category/industries/energy/”>Energy</a> </li> Should look like :- <li class=”cat-item cat-item-49″> <a … Read more