WordPress: Could Not Create Temporary File Error

Here is a quick tip if you encounter this error while installing WordPress plugin on upgrading plugins from WordPress admin interface.

We across this nasty error while working on a Windows hosting with Plesk interface.

Error: Download failed. Could not create Temporary file

I had given recursive 777 permissions to wp-content before this and still got the error.

The easy fix was to change the WP_TEMP_DIR setting in wp-config.php from




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