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wp-plugin manager (7 posts)

  1. Tek
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi.. I am thinking that I need to do a total new install and loose all of my past 3 years of posts. =( Since I went to 1.5, I've had so many goofy problems.

    This is about the wp-plugin manager however.

    Has anyone else had permission problems? I am trying to install image headlines and I cannot modify the permissions of those files or folders no matter what, yet anything I manually installed, I can. Its the weirdest thing!

  2. Do you have the latest version of wp-plugin manager?

    http://wp-plugins.net/index.php?id=37

  3. Nick Momrik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you are unable to modify the permissions on files/folders it sounds like you are not the owner of those files on your server. If they were created by a script they may have been created with a different user account.

  4. PirateKing
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've had huge permission problems. It installs the plugins using the UID/GID of the webserver. Which means you usually don't have rights to delete the plugins.
    In order to fix it, I had to whip up a quick script that will do it. In this example, the folder I couldn't delete was the spell-plugin.

    '
    <? php chmod("./spell-plugin", 0777); ?>
    '
    just save that as a fix.php file in the same folder and call it from a web browser. Down and dirty but it worked for me.

  5. Tek
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah.... Hmmm so this means that

    1. I cannot use the plugin manager?
    2. I will need to use scripts to delete folders?

    Just odd... becasue if I have the admin login to my server, I just don't understand why I don't have carte blanche rights to all files and folders in there. I've never seen anything like it.

  6. PirateKing
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you have root access to the server, you should be able to delete. If you have a standard account with a host provider, you'll fall into the same situation where you don't have full access to everything in your user directory.

  7. jpettit
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    you probably don't have root access unless you built up the server yourself...you just have admin access to you directory.
    this problem is not all that uncommon. i believe this plugin creates files/directories with httpd assigned as owner. you can then delete them.
    Something like this php script will help you:
    http://gallery.menalto.com/local/downloads/cleanup/cleanup.php.gz
    it uses the httpd to chmod 777 on the files you specify...then you can delete them.

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