Support » Fixing WordPress » You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes

  • hello,

    I moved my site from a shared hosting to a VPS.
    I hv WP 2.5 in my blog.
    After I moved I am having a couple of issues as described below:

    1. while adding images from create post, it tells me that can not upload to xx\yy\Wp-content\uploads folder

    I went to uploads folder and chmod it to 777 and now that works fine. But is it good to make the folder 777 considering it was 755 in my previous host?

    2. When editing plugin or themes, I receive the following ,message at the bottom of the editor:

    You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.

    So I will hv to CHMOD the themes folder to 777 but I do not think that is also a solution?

    Hence I request you guys to suggest me something. With my sahred hosting all fodlers propertis were 755 and I never faced the issue.

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  • 1.uploads folder should be 755 unless you expect other people to upload to
    2. check permissions of individual files, should be 644

    I have the following permissions on my
    Folders : 755
    Files: 644
    but it still showing message“You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.” instead of save/update button when i try to edit file from wp-admin

    plz help me.

    mrmist

    (@mrmist)

    Forum Janitor

    Depending on the config at your hosting provider, you may need to have the file as 664 or 666 for it to be updateable by the web server.

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