How does a beginner get to a place to change permissions? (3 posts)

  1. Walt Modler
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am very new to this coding and learning a little more each day, to give a reference as to what I am asking... I know how to start a car. Put key in ignition, turn key...
    But finding where or how to change permissions is not in any of the hundreds of posts I have been reading. Lots about scary security stuff and 777 or 666. But God help me no details to lead this lemming to the cliff.

    My issue is when I enter code in the WP edit page (HTML) and update. The changes go away. Simple things like <p style="line-height: 20px;"></p> or even <p>M</p> to move text to a lower line. The topics all reference PERMISSION but not how to find it or change it.
    This 60+ learner is trying to create tvdmcl.org and most of this stuff does not come with training wheels. You should of watched me figure what a backtick was.

  2. Ben Casey
    Posted 3 years ago #

    File permissions can only be changed using the command line of an FTP program,

    This is a wakthrough if you are using filezilla to upload files via FTP.


  3. Mark Ratledge
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Walt, we all start at the bottom of the ladder at some point.

    Check out Filezilla and FTP Clients « WordPress Codex.

    For permissions, all folders should be 755, files 644. You're using GoDaddy as a web host; they can be problematic sometimes. If you still have saving/uploading problems, you will need to ask GoDaddy to change things on their end.

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