Installing WordPress Plugins Locally
If you are working on your WordPress locally, before uploading it for the world to see, thank you. If you are new to this, there are a few changes you will need to make in order to get everything working properly.
Installing Plugins Locally
If you try to install themes on default, you will get this:
It looks similar to the success message, but if you read through it, you’ll see that it failed.
Fortunately, it’s a simple fix. In your WordPress directory, set privileges for everyone to “Read & Write” for wp-content/plugins.
Adding Media Locally
Similar to plugins, adding media to your localhost will fail on default. Again, it’s a pretty easy fix. In your WordPress directory, set privileges for everyone to “Read & Write” for wp-content.
To make plugins and media work on your localhost, set the following directories to have “Read & Write” privileges for everyone: