WP_Upgrader_Skin::request_filesystem_credentials( bool|WP_Error $error = false, string $context = '', bool $allow_relaxed_file_ownership = false )

Displays a form to the user to request for their FTP/SSH details in order to connect to the filesystem.

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Parameters Parameters


(bool|WP_Error) (Optional) Whether the current request has failed to connect, or an error object.

Default value: false


(string) (Optional) Full path to the directory that is tested for being writable.

Default value: ''


(bool) (Optional) Whether to allow Group/World writable.

Default value: false

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Return Return

(bool) True on success, false on failure.

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Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php

	public function request_filesystem_credentials( $error = false, $context = '', $allow_relaxed_file_ownership = false ) {
		$url = $this->options['url'];
		if ( ! $context ) {
			$context = $this->options['context'];
		if ( ! empty( $this->options['nonce'] ) ) {
			$url = wp_nonce_url( $url, $this->options['nonce'] );

		$extra_fields = array();

		return request_filesystem_credentials( $url, '', $error, $context, $extra_fields, $allow_relaxed_file_ownership );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.6.0 The $context parameter default changed from false to an empty string.
2.8.0 Introduced.

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