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  • (forgive me for this cross forum duplicate post, I posted it in the wrong forum at first and didn’t see any way to delete it.)

    I have many domains running wordpress in the same hosting account. I just started a new one a few weeks ago and as such it’s using the latest version of 3.1.1. I have not updated my others recently, they are all running (in the high 2’s). Anyway so I’m having two different issues that I’ve never seen before:

    1- I could not upload images or even themes. I wound up having to make my theme uploads folder writeable to do this, and am now having to keep it writeable, which I don’t like. There must be something else causing this.

    2- I always change my permalinks to %postname% (I just read another thread that said this isn’t the best way, I’ll research that later, thanks). Now in this installation I did that and it is telling me my .htaccess is not writeable. It shows me how to put the code in to make my permalinks work again, ok fine, but I’d like to know why this is actually happening as it’s never happened before.

    I’m using the same host as always, the only difference is the version of wordpress, and the installation program- they used to use installatron but now have switched to softaculous… not sure if that could be the culprit possibly.

    A friend of mine who recently started hosting with the same company and installed WP (3.1.1) with softaculous is also having the upload problem- she has not changed her permalinks though so I don’t know about that.

    Any advice would be great! Thanks 🙂

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  • It is almost certainly the installation program. If you set the permissions of wp-content and its sub-directories to 755, you should be good going forward.

    To set your permalinks, upload an empty file and name it .htaccess. Set the permissions to 777, set your permalinks. Change the permission of the file to 755.

    I think I know what is causing these problems. The permissions of the wp-content directory will work fine at 775 . Also check if you have an uploads folder right inside the wp-content directory. If you dont have it,
    just make a new folder and name it “uploads” .That should do the trick.

    Secondly there must be a .htaccess file already present in your root wordpress directory. Set the file’s permissions to 644.

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