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[resolved] Fatal error activating plugin - 777 permissions issue? (4 posts)

  1. Dalton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am upgrading w3-total-cache from a previous version to 0.9.1.1 and I'm getting fatal errors when I try to enable the new version. The message is:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.
    wp-content/uploads could not be created, please run following command:
    chmod 777 wp-content

    The problem is that my wp-content and wp-content/uploads folders are both 777 already! I've double-checked this on the server. Since I had no troubles running the previous version of the plugin, could the problem lie elsewhere?

    Thanks for any ideas you might have.
    Dalton

  2. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Did you previously move this site from another web host/server?

  3. Dalton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, this site has been installed on several different servers. Is there an option somewhere that I need to change?

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try to change the value of your uploads directory to anything that it's current value and then restore the previous value. Doing so will update the path in the wp_options table, which W3TC uses.

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