Unable to Install or Update WordPress or Plugins

Add this to wp-config.php if you’re unable to perform updates on your WordPress installation.

First check that your folder permissions are correct, and there are not any plugins installed, or prompts within wp-config.php that will prevent updates or installations from being performed.

define('FS_METHOD', 'direct');

Solves the issue of this screen being seen:

WordPress prompt for credentials

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