Support » Plugin: BulletProof Security » File and Folder Permissions on update of BPS

  • Resolved WayneM1


    Hi AITpro –

    First off, thanks very much for this great plugin, and for the quick fix of BPS on 12.12.12 to be compatible with the latest WP. – THANKS!

    I the process of updating BPS and upgrading WP, I have noticed that after the WP upgrade, the “CGI File and Folder Permissions / Recommendations” for:
    Have reverted to the initial install permissions of 644 (recommended is 400)

    I can’t recall if this is the default BPS behavior, or not. I thought previous updates retained the file permissions. The root .htacccess did require a manual re-lock through the BPS panel, too.

    Am I expecting too much, or not remembering correctly what BPS does with these permissions on updates??

    Thanks again 🙂

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  • Plugin Author AITpro


    Yes, this is normal/correct. When you upgrade WordPress, WP unlocks these files in order to copy the new WP 3.5 Core website files to your website during the WP upgrade. You will also see a couple of php copy errors, which you can ignore. All of these things are one time events when upgrading WordPress so you just need to lock your new WP 3.5 index.php and wp-blog-header.php files. Thanks.

    Thanks for the info and clarification.

    Changing those file permissions is something that needs to be done outside of the BPS interface (file manager, etc). Unless, I’m missing something in the BPS features?

    Plugin Author AITpro


    oops I assumed you had Pro. 😉 yep you would manually FTP to your website root folder and change the file permissions to 400 for the index.php and wp-blog-header.php files. 😉

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