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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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Is there a simple way to manage capabilities per user?

I have a WordPress-Site where some people (non-expert clients) need to create/manage users. The site uses multiple custom post types and each user is assigned permissions for one or several of those ...
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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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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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wordpress upload permission on nginx & ubuntu

I have a problem with wordpress upload folder permission on nginx/ubuntu VPS. keep getting the error: “asr.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error Unable to create directory uploads/2014/02. ...
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How to hide wordpress error message?

how to hide wordpress error message "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" and show 404 error page for all non administrator's request like e.g mydomain.com/wp-admin/plugin.php ...
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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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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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Permission to change post Author

I am trying to create a "limited admin" but I cannot manage to give this user rights to change the author of posts. The regular administrator can see the dropdown option to change author from both ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Preventing role reading others posts

I've got a custom post type that I want to allow a specific user role to add posts to, however they must not be able to read posts from others. Here's my custom post type code: ...
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Malware/Permission bug removal?

I'm facing a hell of a problem on a client's WP theme. Whenever I try to 'Activate' it, it gives me the following errors on a blank page: Warning: ...
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Edit draft from other author

I need that editors in my blog can read and edit drafts from other authors. I've tried some access manager plugins: Advanced Access Manager User Role Editor But none of these helped me. I've also ...
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Permission of uploads folder [duplicate]

My Wordpress site was hacked today. When I investigated, I noticed that there were some malicious files under wp-content/uploads/ folder. I had set the permission of uploads folder to 777 for ...
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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Redirect after closing Theme Customizer when user does not have permission for theme page

I'm looking for a way to alter the href target for the "close" button from the theme customizer. Another question/answer came very close, but in my case the solution used which involved ...
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How does WordPress update plugins, without running into permissions issues?

I am developing a plugin for PrestaShop, it works but the issue is with its autoupdate. Sometimes it fails on customers server due to permissions issues. How exactly does WordPress handle plugin ...
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Permissions with Custom Post Types

Afternoon everyone. I made a theme for a friend's site using a custom post type called "fixtures" but I can't get it to allow users listed as "Writers" to be attributed as the authors of these posts, ...
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Featured image not working, because of custom user role?

I've got a weird issue. My post thumbnails aren't working with a custom role. Images can be uploaded, and when viewing the media uploader they show as attached to the relevant post. However, when ...
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Plugin not installing properly, functions being redeclared

I've installed a plugin (HC custom WP-Admin url) locally and I didn't have any problems. I tried to install it on my server and I get the following error: Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ...
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Remove menu items from admin page and limit capabilities

By default, I am allowing people to subscribe as contributors to my site which allows them certain actions. What I then want to do is remove Posts, Comments, Contact (ContactForm7) and Tools leaving ...
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Wordpress and multisites, the rigth choice?

I'm about to start a website, for a non-profit organization, and I need it to be a multi-site platform. I do not know Worpress but I know there is a multi-site option. Thus I'm wondering if Wordpress ...
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Removed and Reinstalled Wordpress, Redirect Broken now

I just removed and reinstalled wordpress, I think something messed up.. Now when I enter URL, such as "test123.com", nothing load.. The ".htaccess" file on root folder is empty. and content of ...
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Cannot install plugins even though www-data has write permissions

All the files in my WordPress path are owned by myuser:www-data and Apache is running as www-data. All files and folders have group write permissions, e.g. -rw-rw----, but I keep being prompted for ...
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solution to prevent specific admins from altering site contents

I wonder if there is a solution already present that will restrict even the top level admins that I select from doing things such as installing plugins, disabling plugins, etc. that an admin normally ...
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Iframe a WordPress template

I am trying to iframe a template in WP e.g. <p><a class='iframe' href="<?php bloginfo('template_directory'); ?>/training-form.php">Book Now</a></p> This gives me a ...
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Cannot upload anything via wordpress

I've just recently installed a local installation of Wordpress 3.5.2 on my laptop, running ubuntu 12.10. I installed following the guide from here. So far, everything else is working, except I cannot ...
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Why does deactivating a plugin cause error: “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page”?

We recently deactivated the bbPress plugin because we don't use it anymore. Immediately following that, no admin users can get into the dashboard without hitting the infamous: "You do not have ...
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User Roles: How to hide a plugin from showing in WP-Admin?

I would like to be able to hide a few plugins from showing in the WP-Admin for users who do not have a specific user role as I do not want those users to be able to edit the settings. Do I have to do ...
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The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

I'm trying to upload a XML file through Wordpress Importer It shows this error, no matter what the size of the file is. Even 10kb file throws up this error. My php.ini settings were set to 100MB, ...
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Remove wordpress author's capability to moderate comments on their own posts

WordPress authors have permission to edit others comments on their own post. How to disable this and still allow the authors to edit their published posts?
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Use mulitple usernames?

Can I configure wordpress to use two database usernames, one to read (which has read-only permissions in the database) and one to post (who is hidden in a protected wp-admin directory) for security ...
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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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Restrict access to specific content

I need to create several users in WP and to restrict their permissions to specific contents. For example: I create a custom content type called "Cook Profile" with several text fields and the ...
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Disable Media Uploads to non Admin Users

I am working on a clients site, one of the features they want is for his Editors or Authors to only be able to select existing images to insert into Posts from the Media Library. So looking at the ...
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Can't use the built-in wordpress install/upgrade plugin feature [closed]

When I try to upgrade or install a plugin I get a successful message: Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jquery-lightbox-gallery.zip… Unpacking the package… ...
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Custom Role does not have access to dashboard

I was just adding a custom role by using the add_role() function. Here is the code below: add_role('user', 'User', array('read')); I figured this would give the same level of access as the ...
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Permission denied in template-loader .php

Oh man. I tried to create a custom page template for a page on my site page-cumberland-principles.php When I go to view that page, the page showed up completely blank. I used wp_debug, and found ...
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Custom WP plugin installation permission problem

I've developed a custom plugin for WP. When I install it manually on my server, using FTP transfer, all is perfectly working. I tried to make a zip file and uploading it through WP admin panel. All ...
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Does WordPress have fine-grained view permissions?

I am considering using WordPress for a number of users in overlapping groups, e.g. a user may be in group A and group B, or only group A. Is it possible to use WordPress to limit access to particular ...