[resolved] Installation error: chmod 777 --> wp-content?! (3 posts)

  1. stevland
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've looked through this forum and can't see any posts related to my issue.

    First time installing this plugin. I've received this message:

    BackUpWordPress is almost ready. The backups directory can't be created because your wp-content directory isn't writable, run chown apache:apache /var/***/***/***/httpdocs/wp-content or chmod 777 /var/***/***/***/httpdocs/wp-content or create the folder yourself.

    It can't really be that this plugin requires the whole wp-content folder to be world writable, right?!

    If this is true, I certainly will require consistent backups!

    I'm thinking it is more likely a generic message, and really the plug in is having trouble creating a folder or something.

    Is there anything I can do manually to assist the plugin and avoid leaving my whole site open for exploitation?


  2. stevland
    Posted 4 years ago #


    It was really quite simple. If anyone else has this issue, it is an easy fix.

    I created a folder within wp-content called backups with permissions set to 777. Done.

  3. Tom Willmot
    Human Made
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Steve,

    Glad you got sorted.

    I've definitely be up for improving that message if you have any suggestions.

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