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[resolved] Write permissions? Upload to a Mac OS X 10.5.8 server (4 posts)

  1. ijak
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

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    I am running wordpress 3.1.3 on a Mac OS X server.

    What are the proper permissions to enable wordpress to write files inside the wp-content sublolders?

    What are the proper permissions to enable wordpress to update itself?

    I cannot do these things currently.
    - import an older wordpress xml file.
    - upgrade a theme
    - upgrade a plugin
    - upgrade the WordPress installation.

    Thanks

  2. Same as single WP. this isn't multisite specific.

    Also, it depends on the ownership of the files and folders as well. usually they are owner by the web account holder. files are 644, folders are 755.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress#Automatic_Update
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  3. ijak
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Andrea, but I am still not clear. … I think I make changes, but the changes I make do not work for me.

    Here is what happens when I try to upload an m4v video into a post. … I have changed the settings and added m4v.

    WordPress asks for the file I want to upload, and then it starts uploading, the progress bar proceeds to 100%. Then, at the end of the bar, it says "Crunching"

    Then I get this error.

    “VideoTest02-iPhone.m4v” has failed to upload due to an error
    Unable to create directory /MyComputer/MyWebServer/Documents/wp-content/blogs.dir/31/files/2011/06. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    So my main question is, along this path, who should the owner be, and what should the permissions be? And who is trying to write the file? SOmeone has permission, I mean the folders, 2011 and 06, were created when trying to upload.

    MyComputer = root
    MyWebServer = root
    Documents = me
    wp-content = me
    blogs.dir = me
    31
    files
    2011
    06

  4. ijak
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK. .. Thank you for your patience. … I have reread the directions for about the umpteenth time, and it finally sunk in. …

    I no longer have this problem.

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