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  • What do the file permissions have to be to upload files without using FTP (ie. installing a theme or plugin via wordpress). I have the folder of the installation chowned to my username and the webserver group and it’s chmoded to 775 I think. I also have the wp-content file 777 i beleive. The reason why I can’t use FTP is because this website is for someone else and I don’t really want to make them an FTP account on the server unless I absolutly have to.

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  • Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    755 is normal for wordpress. You should be able to upload themes and plugins with no problem.

    I still am having issues. I created a folder inside home called www to house all my websites. I have apache virtual hosts set up to point to the document roots. An example would be /home/www/website and I have /home/www/website and everything inside chowned to my username and the webserver’s group. I have the folder and the wp-content folder along with everything inside chmoded to 775 and I still get the FTP info page to install a theme or plugin. When I was on the free host I don’t think it asked for the details but I also think i had the wp-content folder set to 777 but I shouldn’t need to have it set to 777 because the webserver has direct access…unless I should flop the permissions and make the user the webserver and the group my group.

    Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    I should flop the permissions and make the user the webserver and the group my group.

    Did you try this?

    Yup and still no luck…I’ll just make them an ftp account. I can’t figure this out, i’m just wasting my time.

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