Support » Plugin: Duplicator - WordPress Migration Plugin » Can’t edit css file, update or delete plugins after duplication

  • Resolved wpodeskstar


    Looks like the duplication was successful! or almost. I am getting error message “FileOp Failure: Failed to move ‘product-catalog’ to trash (System Error: Permission denied)” when attempting to delete a plugin. Also getting permission errors when attempting to update or delete a theme. Thought I would just delete the entire plugin folder and replace with backup but won’t let me do that either.

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  • Thread Starter wpodeskstar


    I got this fixed. All files and directories on new site were assigned to the “nobody” group. Fixed that and everything is working properly. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for this plugin. 5 stars

    Plugin Author Cory Lamle


    Excellent! Thanks for providing an update!


    I hate to resurrect this thread, but I have a similar problem wherein wpodeskstar’s solution isn’t applicable. I just duped a site and am being asked for FTP credentials when I try to update the theme or plugins, and even when I input those credentials, it still doesn’t update them. The permissions appear to be correct (755 for the plugins folder and each plugin; 644 for individual files) and the user/group also appear to be correct. Any idea what could be happening here?

    Self follow-up: My particular problem was that I was using a custom WP content directory setup, and that wasn’t getting updated by Duplicator. It was therefore trying to reach back to the original server that it was previously installed on, and failing because the FTP credentials didn’t match.

    Sorry, another self follow-up, since my above answer wasn’t fully complete and didn’t include the solution: the wp-config file still had references to the old domain and username, I just had to update those to fix the issues.

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