I have never had any problems using wordpress but with this install I am having a whole heap of problems.
I first ran into issues trying to change permalink structure - there was no .htaccess file created in my install for some reason so I created one of these to sit in the blog subfolder with 777 permissions - this seemed to fix this. No other permission combination worked
I then tried to add plugins but at first could only do this by uploading plugins via FTP - I changed permissions for all files and folders within wp_content to 777 and this seemed to fix that problem. However, I am worried about the security issues of 777 permissions. So I tried changing permissions for all files and folders within wp_content to 776 and 766 but got the following error message within my dashboard:
Warning: is_dir() [function.is-dir]: Stat failed for /home/boards/domains/bodyboard-depot.com/public_html/blog/wp-content/mu-plugins (errno=13 - Permission denied) in /home/boards/domains/bodyboard-depot.com/public_html/blog/wp-includes/load.php on line 448
So I changed it back to 777
My major problem is with image uploading - when the permissions for wp_content is at 776 or 766, I get the following message when trying to upload images for inclusion in a post:
Unable to create directory /home/boards/domains/bodyboard-depot.com/public_html/blog/wp-content/uploads/. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
So this is clearly a permissions error - so I changed all files and folders within wp_content to 777 and tried again - only to get a different error message:
“Picture 4.png” has failed to upload due to an error
The uploaded file could not be moved to /home/boards/domains/bodyboard-depot.com/public_html/blog/wp-content/uploads/
I have changed the upload location to wp-content/uploads but have also tried inputting the full server path as well as various variations.
I have tried deactivating my plugins to see if this is affecting it but nada - I have the following plugins:
- Tweet Meme
- FB Share
- Yoast SEO
- SEO Smart Links
Any ideas? Both me and my developer have been trying to crack this for days!