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File permissions (7 posts)

  1. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    I have a new wordpress install and was having a few problems uploading a new theme and any media. After a bit of research I figured it was to do with file permissions. To solve the problem I changed the uploads directory file permission to 757 and everything else remained the same.
    My question is, is using 757 a safe / secure way of doing things? Will my site be at risk if I keep this permission because it would be a complete pain in the ass having to keep changing the file permission every time I wanted to upload new media?

    Thnaks

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You should have 755 for directories and 644 for files.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

    Usually after you change it and it works, changing the upload folder back still works.

  3. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have never heard of permissions being an upload problem with a new installation, but some hosts do have limits for file sizes. You might want to look into that more closely before things become convenient for hackers.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have never heard of permissions being an upload problem with a new installation,

    I think it might be a common issue in environments where files and directories may not be owned [and] group-owned by the user account. That probably results in WordPress not being able to create the upload directory.

    site:wordpress.org/support is the parent directory writable by the server

  5. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Now I have heard, and I thank you!

  6. jimbolad
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for reply guys, I have uploaded my theme and some images to the site now using the permission 757, but my question was is this safe? I can change back to 755 once they are all uploaded but it is just very annoying having to change the permission on the upload folder every time I want to add a new image?

  7. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I think that might be what kmessinger had mentioned:

    Usually after you change it and it works, changing the upload folder back still works.

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