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wordpress file permissions (6 posts)

  1. Asus24
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No matter what I do I can only use wordpress with 777 permissions.
    After months of trying I finally figured out how to use my ftp username and password to login. However it still wont let me upload/update anything from the gui without a 777 file permission. I've been hacked 2 times in the last 2 days, and I know more is coming. Any help or advice would me appreciate

  2. Asus24
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I never got any response to this, and have not figured out a solution, but since no one has replied, I've decided this is unsolvable and will just close this topic.

  3. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No matter what I do I can only use wordpress with 777 permissions.

    Unacceptable. If you are using a "nix" based server, either your file ownership, permissions, or httpd-user is mis-configured.

    After months of trying I finally figured out how to use my ftp username and password to login

    FTP credentials have nothing to do with WordPress credentials. Two totally separate sets of user information.

    However it still wont let me upload/update anything from the gui without a 777 file permission

    Again, httpd-user account errors, and - or file ownership and permissions scheme errors.

    I've been hacked 2 times in the last 2 days, and I know more is coming

    "localhost" self installs usually aren't intended to be exposed to the WAN. localhost installs generally imply machines built for development purposes. If you've chosen to open a machine on your local network to the WAN without possessing any knowledge of server administration other than to just "make it work", you're going to have some ill effects.

    I've decided this is unsolvable and will just close this topic

    You seem to be suffering basic server administration issues, rather than WordPress software issues. You've provided zero information relative to your server environment. There's no way anyone could give you any accurate advice. Mentioning what OS you are using, and what server environment have you installed, would have been great places to start. I suspect the lack of any pertinent information is probably why you got no response.

  4. Asus24
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It was Ubuntu Server 12.10 with lampserver installed on it, its one of the amazon web servers free tier servers. I suspect you are right it is an OS issue. Thank you so much for responding your feedback is greatly appreciated. PS I am still a newbie to all this

  5. curtismchale
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Really if it took you months to figure out how to use FTP then you should be using some sort of managed hosting like WPEngine and Page.ly

  6. ken1990julius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i have seen WordPress work with 766 permission.

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