WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am on a (non-hosted) server...what level of permissions should my plugins folder (and everything inside of it) be set to?

I seem to be having issues deleting or moving files inside of this folder...

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Typically, the plugin folder only needs to be writable by your user account, but this could potentially vary depending on what user your web server is running as.

For example, most of my installs have the plugins folder set to 755, but this is because Apache is running as the same user as the owner of the folder. Check who your server is running as if you think the permissions are correct.

For more info on permissions and WordPress hardening in general, check out http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress#File_permissions

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.