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Used Duplicator to transfer a site. Now my media uploads aren't working

I deleted an image from the Media tab and when I tried to upload another, I started getting this error: The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/2014/10 I tried CHMODing the ...
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Can't preview drafts after upgrade to 4.0!

I recently updated to wordpress 4.0. However, when I try to preview my drafts, I receive an error saying that I do not have the permission to do so. I've cleared my cache and cookies and restarted my ...
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Could not create directory

I have followed the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WordPress ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Wordpress file permissions for editing on local Ubuntu development machine

I've seen a couple of solutions on this site that solved some permission problems, however, they seem that they create others, at least for me. My setup is a local wordpress installation on Ubuntu ...
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Cannot upload with 777 via plupload on Ubuntu 14

I'm using plupload in a HM plugin to let the users upload there logo. I just noticed that it only works on windows local server and in production mod. But on my test servers (2 servers both with ...
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Should I change the default file and folder permissions?

After reading the Hardening WordPress article I realise a good permission scheme is essential to the security of my WordPress installation. The article suggests a possible permissions scheme but my ...
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Uploaded files have permission 000

two days ago i updated wp to the newest version and this problem occurs since then. when i upload files to the media library, their file permissions are set to 000. means no rights. the files are ...
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page creator to leave comments ONLY

I am trying to set it so that the person who created a Page is the ONLY one who can comment on that particular page. This will be a logged in person. I haven't had any luck with Role Editor Plugins. ...
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Cannot upload to new wordpress installation in subdirectory on same server as existing installation

To make a smooth transition to a new site, we created a fresh new wordpress installation (3.9.2) in a subfolder of the root, called wp2. (The intention is to eventually redirect entirely to this site) ...
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when FS_METHOD = 'direct' is chosen?

According to the Wordpress Codes FS_METHOD = 'direct' is chosen when appropriate. (Primary Preference) "direct" forces it to use Direct File I/O requests from within PHP, this is fraught with ...
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What are the recommended database permissions for WordPress?

I just got WP running on my own server. I am not trying to lock things down more. What permissions should the db user have to my WP db?
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Restrict access to trash, only admin

I'm new in WordPress. I have to restrict access to the Trash for all users except the administrator. All users CAN move to the Trash, but only admin can delete permanently or restored. I do not know ...
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Can't Install Standard Plugins on a Local MAMP installation

I've tried to install two standard plugsins (wp-touch was one). I have a local installation under OS 10.6 and MAMP which otherwise seems to work fine. I select the zip file but get the error ...
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Multidomain site with custom permissions

We are going to build single instalation wordpress multidomain site, where each domain is used for different language. domain.com - english, domain.lv - latvian, domain.ru - russian, etc. All sites ...
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Why is group ownership with rwx permissions not enough?

Running PHP 5.4 and Apache2 on Debian 7, with apache configured to use user www-data. I'm trying to figure out why Wordpress cannot modify files in its directory when it has group ownership with ...
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Can't Post to my Wordpress Anymore!

I'm at my rope's end with this whole thing and have tried everything I can to solve it. I have a WordPress site with a SQL database on Azure, but recently all of the users associated with the site ...
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bypassing permission error for a plugin's page

i'm getting "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" error when trying to go to a plugin's settings. there's only one user which is the admin and has full access. this is the URL ...
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Grant user rights to access certain tabs of a plugin

I found out a way to grant a user permission to access a single plugin but it has its flaws. Right now there are 6 tabs on the options page of this plugin. The user has access to all these tabs ...
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Hide images from anonymous user?

I'd like to set my WordPress (self-hosted) site up so that you can only view images if you're logged in. I want it to be impossible to view the images without being authorized as a user of the site. ...
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Which WordPress scripts need to be executable for a fresh installation?

For security reasons I need to block access to scripts that will not be executed on a fresh WordPress installation. Example: /index.php --> needs to be executable /wp-includes/cache.php --> should ...
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Wordpress asking FTP Details

When i attempt to upload my plugin, WordPress asks for my FTP Credentials. After entering them, WordPress returns the error: Failed to connect to FTP Server ftp.domain.com:21 but my FTP ...
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How to prevent people from seeing certain articles in menus?

I found several plugins that prevent people from seeing certain widgets and posts. However, the posts I restrict still show up in all the places where you can see posts. They show up in search menus ...
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Folder Permissions + Security Concerns

I messed up bad guys. I while working on another part of my website I accidentally nuked my WordPress folder permissions. I was able to find/fix some problems and I got my site up and running but some ...
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Limit permissions for authors' fields in Types Custom Field

At a bit of a loss. Took over a WordPress project from outsourced coders who left the project a mess. My issue is this: We have a number of authors who can post using a custom type of post created ...
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How to to secure WordPress file and folder permissions

I've read articles about protecting wp-config.php using .htaccess as well as setting the correct file permissions but I want it all in one place. What should my .htaccess file look like and what ...
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Editor have not permissions for a plugin

I use static html output plugin to export pages to html, but only the admin can use this plugin. A editor have not permissions to export a html page. It says: You do not have sufficient permissions ...
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Set role for manage users only under a role

I have to implement membership functionality where a user (company owner) can manage multiple users(employees) under him. I have created two roles in members plugin - Company user - Can add ...
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Securing a multi-user permission structure

I'm currently working on a team that needs two distinct users from the same wpadmin group to be able to modify the wordpress files. Following the guide at Hardening WordPress (Codex), the following ...
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Moved Wordpress Directory - Having access issues now

I uploaded a couple of untouched Wordpress directories to my server and named them wordpress1, wordpress2, wordpress3 and so on. The reason behind is that I have a slow Internet Connection at home and ...
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Permission functions within wordpress

I'm currently developing a website and am exploring all possible options to restrict file viewing. I'm trying to find a way where I can load php files like my theme-options.php and cpt.php without ...
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user_level being reset to 0 when user CUSTOM USER DB

I am trying to migrate two existing wordpress sites to use one database for user login. In the SECOND site I have changed the table prefix to 'xp_' and added the custom user table definition to the ...
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Which directory should be writable to update wordpress?

I configured file permissions according to here like this. apache user runs server and wordpress user owns directory, this user is only used for this site. drwxr-xr-x 5 wordpress wordpress 4096 ...
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Correct folder permissions?

I just recently installed PHP and wordpress on our coldfusion box and wordpress is throwing me an dialog saying I need to input FTP information so wordpress can alter the files. I read up on this and ...
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Prevent Wordpress installing plugins and themes via Admin

When I initially set up WP, I had entered my FTP details in the Admin so that I could add plugins and themes directly from Admin. However, I believe this compromises the website as I have found ...
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Strange error “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”

I've tried for days to figure this out, with countless research hours involved. I've exhausted reviews of other threads on here and on Google with no luck. /wp-admin/update-core.php Currently at ...
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Is it possible to allow a user to only edit categories of posts and nothing else?

I have a site with a lot of articles that aren't categorized. I'd like to hire someone to go through the articles and assign categories to them, then submit them for review and approval. However, if ...
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Editor and contributor roles not correct after adding function

** RESTATED ** I am creating a bridge. The work involves a default installation of WordPress and a plugin to bridge a forum and WordPress. The forum provides all the account information. The ...
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Filtering results for post_type tells me I don't have permission

I have a post type that for some reason I am unable to access. Here is the message I get when I try to access it: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page. edit.php?post_type=alt ...
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WordPress Permission Problems on Ubuntu 12.04 with LAMP stack

Permissions when associated with WordPress is something that I would never understand. Here are the problems: First problem is uploading. If I start from a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation then ...
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Configure Permissions in Mamp [closed]

I recently built a website on Mamp, and upon uploading to my hosting server, I seem to have lost permissions. My guess is that the migration from local to server brought the permissions with it. You ...
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MySQL Database User: Which Privileges are needed?

The short installation instruction for WordPress ("5 Minutes") state that: Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and ...
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Running WordPress as FTP user?

I've been doing some research on file permissions as of late, as my WordPress installation on my VPS doesn't have write access. From what I've heard it's very dangerous to make the apache user the ...
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Plugin can't write to database even though permissions appear correct?

I'm using the Formidable Form plugin, and when I try to add a form, the form isn't saved. According to the developer, the user does not have sufficient permissions to write to the database. Here's how ...
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Export data as CSV in back end with proper HTTP headers

I wrote a plugin that displays all products in a woocommerce store in admin settings option, now I want to add a link to download the products as CSV file. The problem is, when I click the link I get ...
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Active Directory and group permissions

I'm trying to modify WordPress to have the following features: Users are created in Active Directory and assigned to groups. Users can login to WordPress via Active Directory. Pages can be locked ...
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Limit a user to have access to only specified pages?

I have several users that I would like to put in user groups. The reason for this is each user group will have access to a specific set of pages or a specific custom post type. I would like to be able ...
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permissions on themes directory

I have a ftp user like owner of all files and directories. When I try to modify any file (e.g. styles.css) with Editor from Admin Panel I see this message: To save the changes, is needed that the ...
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How do I force WP to set upload directory permissions correctly?

I installed a fresh copy of Wordpress 3.7.1 last week and uploaded an image using the media uploader. The image was uploaded alright, I could see it with FTP, but requesting it returned an HTTP error ...
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Lock access to plugin options

While editing a post/page, that item is locked to the current user. How can something similar be accomplished with the settings pages? Take this for example. admin A is changing settings for a ...