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can't create file/folder (4 posts)

  1. pingram3541
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I know this has to be a server issue but hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

    I can save existing edited files without any issues but I cannot create new files or folders. I only have this issue on one server. When I try to create a file or folder I get a popup message:

    "Problem creating file /var/www/mysite/wp-content/themes/child/scripts/myscript.js0"

    *not sure where the trailing 0 is coming from but maybe a clue.

    I also verified the startup message says:

    WordPress version = 3.6.1

    Web server user/group = www-data:www-data
    wp-content owner/group = www-data:www-data

    wp-content folder exists and contains 6 files

    Using the direct method of the WP filesystem API
    The wp-content folder IS readable and IS writable by this method
    The wp-content/plugins folder IS readable and IS writable by this method
    The wp-content/themes folder IS readable and IS writable by this method

    Any help is greatly appreciated.


  2. WPsites
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    It's more than likely something to do with the parent folder permissions which are stopping you from creating new files.

  3. drpierce17
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I try to activate the plugin and it comes back and asks "Are you sure you want to do that?" I click continue and the plugin doesn't install or activate. What to do?

  4. pingram3541
    Posted 8 months ago #

    The folder permissions are set to 0755 same as parent...same as all folders on my site in wp-content area not to mention the startup checks say everything IS writable...I have no problems with wp media uploads and other plugins updating.


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