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  • Howdy

    I have recently been trying to find a solution to this issue, as i have come across this on my own server and i’m convinced that it’s a groups problem with in the WP code.

    Many users seem to be experiencing the “Unable to write directory, is the parent directory writeable” issue, and then upon creating the new directory manually on their servers get the old faithful “unable to move content to new directory” error.

    I have been advised by my webhost (after monitoring the server transcript) that this is an issue with the group that the WP code is using to write to the server it is installed on.

    Does anyone else have this issue currently or experienced it in the past? Could this a possible bug in the WP code ?

    There are enough people on here that have experienced this issue – and the CHMOD 777 get around is not a good one for security reasons.

    Surely this must have been noticed by the WP developers ?

    Anyone else care at all? all feed back is welcome, as this causes a reoccuring upload error, that I am unable to find a solution for.

    Best Regards

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  • A workaround to this problem is to edit your php.ini file

    disable_functions = chmod

    Search and add that directive in.

    This will prevent wordpress from chmodding your files and directories.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    That’s not a WordPress code issue. My WordPress install does not have any 777 directories, just 755 and it works fine. My files are also 644 too.

    If you are on a shared server (as many people are) ask your provider to give suPHP a look. From that website “suPHP is a tool for executing PHP scripts with the permissions of their owners.”

    This will let you use 755 on your directories and 644 on your files with your UID as the owner. Other UIDs on that server will not be able to write to your directories/files (i.e. not world writable) and you should be fine.

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