This is my first Ubuntu/LAMP/WordPress install. I've installed Ubuntu Desktop, LAMPS, vsFTP and WordPress. I'm able to add pages and view them in WordPress. The installation directions I followed instructed me to copy the WordPress files to /var/www/ so that's where WordPress is running from.
However, after the default install, the Aksinet plugin is listed as needing an update. When I attempted to update the plugin, I received errors relating to the FTP settings, which I resolved by creating a new user in vsftp and configuring that user so that his home directory is /var/www/.
That resolved my ftp errors, but now I get "Unable to Create Directory" as the error message when I attempt to update the plugin. Following a tip on from another post, I tried chmod 777 wp-content but that didn't resolve the issue.
Appreciate any suggestions.