chmodded wp-contents, and it's vanished! (2 posts)

  1. scr
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi, i tried to chmod /wp-contents folder (to 766, i think) in filezilla so i could edit my theme, as per this thread, and it's disappeared.

    i thought maybe i'd deleted the folder by accident, but when i try to upload it again, i get this error:

    Command:	MKD wp-content
    Response:	550: Permission denied
    Command:	CWD /htdocs/wp-content/
    Response:	550 wp-content: File exists


  2. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i think

    That says it all. When you ftp in with filezilla, what ARE the permissions?

    550 is an ftp error related to permissions. Since chmod 766 would allow you, the owner of the directory to write to it, and overwrite the contents, you havent done what you think.

    I dont use filezilla, but I can only assume it is intuitive enough that you can see if a directory exists. Can you see it, or not?

    If you SEE it, obviously it hasn't vanished ...

    and what you pasted clearly indicates that it is, in fact, there.

    550 wp-content: File exists <-- its there, and you cant overwrite it.

    chmod the directory back to what the permissions are by default -- 755.

    If you want to edit your theme files, download them and do it on your desktop.

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