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W3 Total Cache Confusion (5 posts)

  1. mrerikmt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to setup W3 Total Cache and one of the first things it says to do in the install instruction is:

    Set the permissions of wp-content/ back to 755, e.g.:

    Everything I have looked up says to do this but nothing explains how.

    I accessed my hosts file manager and located the wp-content folder, but there are a bunch of other files in there and I don't know which one to open to change permissions.

    WP-CONTENT>
    -cache
    -plugins
    -themes
    -upgrades
    -uploads
    -w3tc
    -wps-content
    -advanced-cache.php
    -db.php
    -index.php
    -object-cache.php
    -w3-total-cache-config.php

    I tried downloading fileZilla onto my computer but that doesn't seem to be any more helpful. I can access files but I don't know what to do with them.

    Even if someone can just point me towards a good tutorial (when I say good, I mean detailed step by step instructions), I would really appreciate it.

  2. mrerikmt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Figured it out.

  3. mbain108
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    can you share how you figured it out?

    thanks!

  4. mrerikmt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Absolutely!

    From the right side of fileZilla I clicked to select my wp contents folder, then all you have to do is right click on that file to bring up a dialog box. At the bottom of the dialog box there is an option for "change permissions". I just changed 777 to 755 and I was done. I did the same with wp contents>uploads.

    In the W3 TC install instructions there is a line of example code and so i got it stuck in my head that i would have to open a file and and alter some html, but it turns out that is not the case.

    I went to my hosts file manager as well to see if there was a simple way to do this, and there is. I use green geeks and you can select the file and there is a little key icon in the toolbar of the file manage that allows you to change permissions. I wish I had noticed that earlier on. Would have saved me some headache, and I wish I could have found some documentations somewhere that mentioned how easy this actually is.

    Hope this helps.

  5. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks @mrerikmt

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