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Can't install new plugins because of the error “Could not create directory”

A faculty member is having difficulties with a instructional wordpress install. Fixing individual permission problems has been hit and miss, and have become a perennial pain, so I'll ask here. What ...
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Privilege escalation bugs in 2.9?

Are there any known privilege escalation bugs in WP 2.9 to be careful for?
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Applying roles to an admin sub-menu (eg Appearance -> Menus)

Long time lurker, but first time poster. I've searched Google extensively and just can't seem to come up with an answer on this problem. I use Justin Tadlock's excellent 'Members' plugin for roles ...
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How can I make my custom templates respect permissions?

I use the Members plugin to manage permissions on my site. For standard templates, it works great - when the user doesn't have permission to see a page, they get the following message: Sorry, but ...
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Is there a way (plugin?) to restrict a user to being able to edit just one page?

We use wordpress like a CMS and would very much like to allow users to have a "homepage". Ideally they'd be prevented from mucking up the whole site. Is there a simple way to limit users editing ...
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6answers
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Can't upload images due to permissions error

For some reason when I try to upload an image to my blog I get an error message saying that WP can't create a folder under the relevant directory (wp-content/uploads/2010/09) and it's asking if the ...
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Creating Custom Roles for use on a WordPress Multi-site Instance?

We have a large site that consists of a number of smaller websites. We are looking at replacing our current CMS with WordPress. The only problem is that we need to create a custom role (kind of in ...
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How to Control user registrations directly on sub-sites

Does anybody have Idea to enable a wordpress based multisite user to automatically get access to all sub-sites under same Multi site ? If I have A Multi-site installation(Also Buddypress enabled) at ...
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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 ...