I installed WordPress for the first time last night and was initially thrilled with the ease and extensibility. However, when I went to change a few things - delete a few image files uploaded - I found I could not delete them, nor change their permissions. I was essentially locked out of about a dozen files and folders, and finally had to ask my hosting provider to go in and delete the set for me. He sent me this note in regards to the problem:
This is caused by a PHP script (in this case your blog) writing files as user Apache - not as your user.
I belive wp has a cleanup script for issues such as this - but you'd need to search their forums.
So I've searched the forums, but have so far not found anything that maps to this. Can anyone give me 1) an understanding of why this happened; 2) how to avoid it; 3) a cleanup routine if it does happen? If it matters, I installed using Mac OSX and Transmit to send the files over. (Although I also had no luck changing permissions or deleting via my provider's Web admin interface.)
Thanks in advance for any help on this!