Dev and Staging Environment Plugin
A Dummies Guide to installation, please (2 posts)

  1. racheldubois
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm trying to use this plugin but I'm not a developer and so have no idea what it means when it says: "Please ensure that your web application has both read and write privileges on the wp-config.php file in the WordPress root, as well as read and write privileges to the plugin folder."

    How do I do this? I installed WordPress through Dreamhost and almost never use FTP and have no idea what to do with a config file. I just barely was able to figure out my database name!

    Can you explain exactly how to finish installing this plugin? Thanks very much.


  2. archonic
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is an old issue but I'll answer for anyone else wondering. To change permissions on your wp-config.php file and the plugin folder, you'll either need FTP access or SSH access. Stick to FTP access if you've got it. Go to your WP directory and right click on wp-config.php, go to file permissions. To give read and write access enter 666 or click the right checkboxes (same thing). After that, go into wp-content > plugins and do the same thing for the dev-and-staging plugin folder.

    This plugin doesn't just magically setup a staging environment for you, it just manages moving files from your existing staging environment to your production site a little easier. If you're a beginner, this plugin isn't really for you.

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