I've recently taken on managing a WordPress blog and have encountered an issue with updating plugins. Basically, if I install a new plugin it installs perfectly and there are no issues. However, if I update a plugin by clicking 'update automatically' I get the message ''Could not create directory" after the plugin is removed. If I then try to download the plugin and start from scratch the same thing happens. Funnily enough after about an hour of leaving it I managed to install one of the plugins I'd previously deleted. However, after attempting to update another the issue is back. Whilst this error is occurring, if I try to manually upload the plugin to the server the the folder does not write to the server and an error occurs. So, why is this happening? Also, I updated WP to the latest version and it didn't solve it.