Updating Wordpress - Windows IIS

Well.. definitely a first.

My client has an application that must run on milleniumcollections.com - it is ASP -

THey have an old wordpress site at http://www.milleniumcollections.com and wanted it made more modern - and .../newsite is the new site (a bit obvious)

I have never done anything on IIS, I have my own servers that are LAMP. I contracted somone to move the dev site from my LAMP server to IIS.

Now, the theme is out of date, and I go to update it, and wordpress challenges me for my FTP credentials.

The guy I contracted with said that there is no automated updates, that all updates are literally copied, uncompressed, etc. by hand. No such thing as "update all selected plugins"

Is this true? Is it not possible to have the update function work on an IIS platform - that sounds just too archaic for me, and I have to believe that there is a better solution.

If there is a better solution, is this something I can use your board to hire out?

I should NEVER have taken on a windows based site as a favor.. urghhhhh.


  • Sajid
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hi Jeffrey,
    Hope you are doing good today :slight_smile:

    I have not used IIS for WordPress myself but I don't there should be any issue with automatic updates on IIS server. In some cases WordPress may requires your FTP credentials to install/update themes/plugins. To fix this issue you can define these credentials in wp-config.php file.

    Try adding following code in wp-config.php file and then check again. Of course you need to replace placeholders with actual values.

    define( 'FTP_USER', 'username' );
    define( 'FTP_PASS', 'password' );
    define( 'FTP_HOST', 'ftp.example.org' );

    This should be enough in most setups but if your site is more secure then here is the full list of upgrade constants.

    If its still not working then you can get technical hands of it and post a job in jobs board.

    Take care and have a nice day :slight_smile:

    Best Regards,

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