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:
- Create a temporary folder, somewhere in your hosting, and set the permissions to 777.
- Open your wp-config.php file.
- Add this line: define(‘WP_TEMP_DIR’,’/absolute/path/to-a-tmp-folder/’);
That should do the trick.