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checking 777 'permissions' before downloading w3 total cache? (7 posts)

  1. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    how important are checking my 777 'permissions' before downloading w3 total cache? -- because i do not know what that means ... if it is super important, can someone explain where i find the place to check them please?

    i am using the basic default theme of wordpress at my site, http://www.lewiscountysirens.com

    i only have the most basic knowledge to have created my site, so you can answer like i know nothing at all ... thanks!

  2. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    okay, i figured out where they are, changed them, downloaded and installed the plug in - but after i clicked 'activate plugin' i find i cannot see my dashboard ... any ideas what to do? seems like i'm advised to delete the suspect plugin, but darn, that would be w3 total cache which i want ....

  3. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    and of course, looks like my web site is gone too :(

  4. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    if anyone can help, please do. now i deleted the w3 total cache plug in thru my file manager on my web host control panel, and my web site is available again, but i get this message below instead of getting my dashboard ...

    "W3 Total Cache Error: some files appear to be missing or out of place. Please re-install plugin or remove /home2/lewisco1/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php."

    help please :(

  5. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i figured out how to get my dashboard back, but now i fear another attempt at adding the plug in "w3 total cache" ... which i'd sure like to use.

    any ideas why the plug in caused probs for me? thanks.

  6. news reporter
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i tried again to download the plug in, and same thing happened. i wonder if i changed the permissions in the wrong files? are there some that look similar to the ones i was supposed to change, but are actually different ones? i wonder ...

  7. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The permissions change helps with some hosts that don't allow PHP to create files. The change is temporary and should be reverted after plugin activation.

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