Support » Fixing WordPress » cant change permissions on upgrade.php

  • verbrandvet

    (@verbrandvet)


    Hello,

    When i try to upload a new plugin or theme, or try to update a plugin or theme, it shows an error and says cant make file.. i think i need to change the permissions of my upgrade.php, but i cant.

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  • David Gard

    (@duck_boy)

    Who are you hosting with?

    What typically happens is that the permissions for the files and directories where your WP is located are incorrect. If it’s a local install, try changing them to 777 and then upgrade. If it works, you know that was the issue (but don’t forget to change the permissions back).

    verbrandvet

    (@verbrandvet)

    im hosting at a dutch host called Astrahost..

    Somehow i can change the permissions now, changed the permissions of the folder ‘upgrade’ to 777, and try’d to upload a new plugin. but it still says it cant upload/update/upgrade..

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try changing the permissions on the wp-content directory to 766. If you still have problems, try 767, 775 or 777. Once your uploads are working, change the permissions on wp-content back to 755 again and check that everything still works OK.

    verbrandvet

    (@verbrandvet)

    nope, nothing works.. it keeps saying ‘cant make the file’ (dont know how its called in english sorry..)

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Try asking your hosts to check if there’s a folder ownership issue on your site. Give them a copy of the error message so that they know where to look.

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