File Permissions in WordPress - Only highest allows site to display! (4 posts)

  1. goldford
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I'm having problems with file permissions. I recently upgraded my server and am still having the same issue. What happens is that to have the blog pages viewable I must set the permissions .htaccess and index.php, wp-config.php, etc. in the blog directory to '777'! I know this is not safe, but when I change .htaccess to '750' I get a "Forbidden" message when accessing the index.php and when .htaccess is '777' and all other files are '750', I just get a blank screen when accessing the site. I think many of these files should have permissions set at '640' - does anyone know what is going on?


  2. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    chmod 755 on folders
    chmod 644 on files
    this is safe

  3. goldford
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Samboll!
    Update: If I change the permissions to 755, then the site is accessible.

  4. rebeccaweger
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried to chmod 775 on my folders (I can't import an old blog into my update folder, nor can I insert images into a post), but as I drill down to the subfolders in update (2009 --> 06) I see that I'm not the "owner" of these folders (httpd is) and my attempt to chmod is denied.

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