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  • I am unable to install any plugin on my WPMU Blog site. Following error message is appearing:-

    Unpacking the packageā€¦

    Installing the pluginā€¦

    Could not create directory. /home/anand/public_html/Wordpress/wp-content/plugins/wp-db-backup/

    Plugin install failed.

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  • This is much likely because WP/webserver does not have write permissions to that folder. chmod 755 /home/anand/public_html/Wordpress/wp-content/plugins/ or 775 depending on who owns it (webserver user should own it and 755 should be enough).

    You do not say anything about server/OS, and I don’t know much about this Windows thing, but I’m fairly sure there’s a way to set permissions there too.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Yep, same issue as it if were a single site. WP does not have permission on that folder to install anything.

    It’s a server side issue. change permissions on the folder or talk to your host.

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