Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » Increase in temp write tests

  • Resolved thinkingcapstudios


    I have write,modify,delete logging at OS level and Im getting hundreds of notifications an hour instead of the half dozen a day I usually see.
    What drives these tests being repeated?

    IN_CLOSE_WRITE /home/admin/web/

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  • Hi,
    This happens when WordPress tries to detect a proper method to write to your filesystem, this could be triggered by any of the plugins/themes installed, I wonder if you can install/upgrade plugins and themes on your website without any problem?

    Also, you will need to make sure that “wp-content” directory has the correct file permissions to read/write and confirm that its owner is the same as your web server user, for more information regarding this issue check this answer.


    I am able to update existing plugins and install new ones.
    I did a recursive chown for the web user and check perms which look fine.
    Am I able to switch the file write tests off?


    With certain security precautions taken in consideration, you can define FS_METHOD constant in wp-config.php file as mentioned here, BUT this isn’t recommended unless you are sure your hosting environment was configured properly, not as described here.


    Thanks for the pointers.

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