Here's the situation. I am implementing a WordPress multisite installation for my college so that every student or faculty can have their own WP site/blog on this single system. The Suffusion theme has a wealth of options which I'm trying to get working on a user site. Naturally, the default permissions for the Apache web process (user id 'www') on the server (which I manage) are read only, but I have set the suffusion child theme to have write access like so:
drwxrwxr-x 2 markp www 512B Nov 8 11:56 son-of-suffusion
However, whenever I attempt to save a Suffusion theme option it'll say something like [Save page 'Theme selection'] and then attempt to use FTP (which is blocked for security reasons -- don't ask, I don't control the firewall :-<). So I'm trying to figure out the location on the server to give write access (wp-content/themes/suffusion?) and also worrying that if I (as the sys admin) allocate write access to the web server for one user any other user that wants a different suffusion setting may override the original one.