Cannot upgrade WordPress or a WordPress Plugin

Should you receive an error message about not being able to write or open a file in "/tmp" when upgrading WordPress or a WordPress plugin, please add this line to the bottom of your "wp-config.php" file:


This line will result in WordPress using your "/wp-content/uploads" folder to store temporary files required during the upgrade process instead of the system-wide /tmp folder.  We have only seen this issue reported for the "Jetpack" plugin, however, this issue may affect other plugins.

An example error message that this line will resolve:
Installing Plugin: Jetpack by 2.3.1
Downloading install package from…
Download failed. Could not open handle for fopen() to /tmp/jetpack.tmp
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