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changing permissions

  • For security reasons, I’m changing the permissions on all my folders. However, for two of them (Cache and backup) it doesn’t seem to accept that. I recall that cache doesn’t contain essential data, so I’m not concerned with that, but I’m not sure about backup. Is there a reason the permissions can’t be changed, and what would be the consequences of getting rid of the folder entirely?

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  • Cache you can stop if you wanted – it’s off be default on new installs but was on for previous installs.
    To switch it off, put this is inside wp-config.php:
    define('DISABLE_CACHE', true);
    Following that you should be able to delete or change permissions.

    Backup. If you do not use the plugin with WP
    your download your backups** then delete the folder or make it unwritable then ignore the warnings the plugin will make.

    **because leaving backups of your data on a server in case the server crashes is ….. pointless really

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