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[resolved] 666 and still uneditable. =( (10 posts)

  1. Keilya
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Recently I changed servers and the move of WordPress was rather smooth.

    WordPress is located in my main directory, ie. exonesis.com.

    However, after I moved, I am unable to edit any file on the server even if I set the file permission to 666.

    I also host my sister's blog in a subdomain and she is able to edit her files via wordpress <i>sometimes</i>. All her files are set at 644.(which was the default, I didn't touch anything. x.x)

    Anybody has any ideas?

  2. yosemite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How are you changing permissions (i.e.; are you getting accurate information that the change occured)?

    How were the files 'moved' (uploaded)? Was it with an ftp client? Dreamweaver-ftp? What I'm trying to get at is what user/group was assigned to the files on creation.

  3. Keilya
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh hmm. I changed it via SmartFTP. Just right click on the file and by going to CHMOD. And I simply typed the number 666 there. Then it confirms with me as follows:

    [16:01:24] SITE CHMOD 666 index.php
    [16:01:24] 200 Permissions changed on index.php

    And yep...tt's it. But I still can't edit it. Am I doing something wrong here?

  4. maerk
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Some servers don't let you write to files unless it's set to 777. This is generally discouraged for security reasons, but you can do it temporarily.

  5. yosemite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Does SmartFTP allow you to open/save the file in a local text editor (open/save back to the server)? If so, you may be limited to that unless your host makes changes...

  6. Keilya
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hmm..I had a previous server before this and I could edit my files through WP too. And I was using SmartFTP as well.

    If I'm having the problem maerk says, then I guess I have no choice. >.<

    My sister is able to edit her files nicely at 644. Is that a good permission for me to change to?

  7. yosemite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    644 is a good setting for files (translates to rw-r--r--, everyone can 'read' only the owner can 'write'). If files need to be modified by scripts/PHP then they may need to be 'looser' (664 or lastly 666).

    If you have to use 777 (for scripts) your host is whacked, look for another.

  8. buffmancomic
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Try uploading one paragraph of your content at a time, then try editing in the other material. There are lists with some host providers of content-blocked material... I had this happen for a humor blog.

  9. Keilya
    Posted 7 years ago #

    *sigh* I tried 644 too. No do. Sometimes I even get 403 Forbidden Error

    You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/templates.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    No idea what's wrong. =.= But I guess my host is kinda whacked. I'll just have to do with the Edit on Computer and upload with FTP method. Long and tedious I guess.

    buffmancomic: Thanks but it'll be hell trying to find out which part is causing the error. x.x

    Btw, since we are on this, what's the difference between Execute and Read? I know 'user' refers to me. How about Group? Others refer to the public right?

  10. yosemite
    Posted 7 years ago #

    More info:

    EDIT: Oh, and if you get a 403 error, feel free to ask your host about it. Could be a mod_security issue...

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