Fixing ‘SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is is not allowed to access /tmp’ error in WordPress

Long short story. If you wanna update, say, a plugin, or a theme.. using wordpress, and you get the following error:

SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is  is not allowed to access /tmp

I’ve got news for you!. It’s caused by the php_safe_mode flag. If you’re on a shared hosting, and you cannot change that flag (or maybe you just don’t want to)… here’s what you need to do:

  1. Create a temporary folder, somewhere in your hosting, and set the permissions to 777.
  2. Open your wp-config.php file.
  3. Add this line:┬ádefine(‘WP_TEMP_DIR’,’/absolute/path/to-a-tmp-folder/’);

That should do the trick.

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