File Permissions (4 posts)

  1. purpleneutron
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Hi all,
    Just managed to get wordpress running (the errors in step 3 of setup are bogus right?)!
    Could anyone tell me what should be the appropriate permission levels for all the WP main directory and everything under it? I want to give sufficient permissions for wp to run but not anymore...
    Also, how do I can I (or should I) redirect my main URI (e.g. http://www.website.com) to the directory where I installed WP (www.website.com/wp) ??
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Jean-Pierre Michaud
    Posted 12 years ago #

    1- if you installed and everything is ok, you don't have to chmod anything... the only thing that had to be 777 was the wp-config.php ...
    2- this detail is related to your own apache installation... WP can't deal with that... or instead of placing things in a /wp/ directory, place them idrectly in the root dir...

  3. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    there is a cache file which needs special permission.
    plus if u want to edit the index/hacks/HTA file from the backend, these files need writable permissions too.

  4. purpleneutron
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Actually, I had problems with installing when i just uploaded (Think many of the files were 644), so i did a chmod 777 on the entire thing. WP redid permissions for some of the files during the install, so I guess those are ok, but I was wondering about the rest? Like the wp-includes directory for example... (and all the files within) What's the difference between directory and file permissions anyway? What do I have to keep at 777 and what can i restrict to a lower level?

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