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/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/' is not writeable!

  • I’m migrating my website to a new webhost. This plugin is giving me error with file permissions and I want to prevent /tmp/ from being 777.

    The error I get is:

    I’m migrating my websites to my vps host from my old webhost. I have a WordPress plugin, Backwpup, which gives the following error in WP admin:

    BackWPup:
    chmod 777 /home/forward/domains/mywebsite.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/backwpup/tmp/ is not writeable!

    I read http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions but I have no idea how to protect permissions in wp-config.php since you can’t leave it at 777.

    Is this the correct command I add to wp-config.php or do I use another command?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/backwpup/

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  • Agreed – 777 isn’t a great set of permissions to leave around.

    I’d like to suggest to the authors that they put a random number in the tmp directory name. Same as the logs file has a random number in it to make it less likely that a script hacker would find it, if the tmp directory was called (say) tmp-348712 then having it as 777 wouldn’t worry me as much.

    But in answer to your question, you don’t want to be changing wp-config for this, you want to be changing the tmp directory permissions and leaving it that way.

    Not ideal, but (other than writing a script that changed the directory permissions to 777 just before a backup job and then changed them back again after, or maybe doing something with group membership), I’m not sure what else we can do right now.

    Plugin Author Daniel Hüsken

    @danielhuesken

    The Temp dir is not longer in the Plugin dir with version 3 that cames in the next days.

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