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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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wp-content Folder Permissions (777 OK?)

I seem to be having issues with folder (and maybe file) permissions getting changed possibly by an FTP client. The WordPress install is using https. It started primarily with permissions in the ...
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Upload folder permissions suddenly changed on all WP sites on same server

All my media linrary uploads were working until today when I tried uploading some pdf's and images to one of the WP sites on my server. I checked the other sites on same server and same thing ...
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Auto-Upgrade to 4.2.2 fails because theme functions.php is included instead of wp-includes/functions.php

I'm trying to upgrade WordPress to the latest 4.2.2. On the screen, I'm seeing: Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.2.2-no-content.zip… Unpacking the update… ...
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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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Managing Users and Creating Groups [closed]

We're going to be transitioning from a small, outdated CMS that's no longer supported, to WordPress for our new CMS. Our old CMS allows us to restrict access on the back-end so that by default User A ...
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wp-content - permissions for files/folders created by apache

My wp-content folder has owner 'User' and group 'www-data'. The permissions are 775 for folders and 664 for files, so the server can write inside folder. But when the server creates folder and files ...
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Permission issue with custom post type - not added to menu - by plugin

I've created a custom post type and taxonomy like this... function register_post_type_products() { $labels = array( 'name' => _x('Produkter', 'post type general name'), ...
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how to remove some permissions from a shop “manager role” in woocommmerce?

well, I'm using woo-commerce plugin to manage a shop. I need to add a user who can manage products(add new, edit). so I added a user and gave him a shop manager role, but the permissions granted for ...
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wp-admin redirecting to https, denying login

I use cloudflare via the cloudflare plugin, have SSL enabled. Enabled ssl within the wp-config.php file: define('WP_HOME','https://example.org'); define('WP_SITEURL','https://example.org'); ...
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Synchronising Multisite Roles

I am trying to set up roles synced between a multisite master site and a sub site. I read the info here How to sync roles across Multisite?, but am not 100% clear on how to implement this. In my use ...
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Allow User to Edit Page Based on their Email

Quick Info I am using the Posts 2 Posts plugin in order to create a relation between Teachers and the Classes they teach. The teacher's page is a custom post type of faculty in which teachers are ...
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Recommended File Permissions

Hey guys, I have been spending the longest time trying to figure out this issue. I would like to know what the file permissions should look like in WordPress in order to use the autoupdate feature. As ...
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Create custom permissions for user type

I'm currently wanting to have it so that writers on my site have to have an admin approve their content before it's published, but still be allowed to do other tasks such as uploading images, adding ...
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How to stop wordpress from changing default .htaccess permissions to 444

I installed my website using an installer - fantastico for a quick install. Just a few days ago, I started getting a weird error in w3tc plugin and it would ask me to update via ftp as you can see ...
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Cannot upload themes. Error: “The uploaded file could not be moved to /var/www/wp-uploads/localhost/2011/10.”

The uploaded file could not be moved to /var/www/wp-uploads/localhost/2011/10. That's the error message I get when I try to upload a wordpress theme. This is my current permission status of my ...
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403 (Forbidden) delete file image in themer folder

I'm having trouble with permission to delete files that are within the theme folder. All folders and files are with permission 775 and there is no error in the code , because when I use the code in a ...
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What's the most secure way to grant a user permission to update in a multisite?

I've created a multisite for a local charitable organization that contains five sub-clinics inside it. I have various plugins running (security, SEO, etc.) in the multisite activated "across the ...
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Best way to assign role to user across entire multisite?

We have a content editor role that allows only editing pages/posts, but this user should be able to edit posts/pages on ANY site in the network. The problem is that these users don't have a role on ...
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Permissions to wp-content folder in Windows Server 2012

I've made some tests to solve this problem: trying to update some plugins via Wordpress backend I always receive a "Unable to create folder" error. So I've initially added IIS_IUSRS with ...
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Images not showing on homepage after migration [duplicate]

I have a website with one section not displaying images after migration, the src attribute returns empty urls, the site is intpro.co.zw and the section im referring to is on Latest Properties What ...
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Hardening wordpress: wp-content file permissions?

I'm writing a script to automatically check file permissions in all wordpress installations on a server. This document http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress is unclear on a certain point: ...
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Image File permissions issue on Windows Server IIS

We are using Wordpress on a Windows Server with IIS, When an image is uploaded I get several image files depending upon the size of the original. One of these files has the same name as the original ...
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Can't upload media, permissions are correct

I did a manual backup and re-install of a WP site, and it worked fine. Then my client updated some plugins, regretted it and asked me to restore the site to its previous state. I used the same backup ...
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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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WordPress Installed But Not Showing Up! [closed]

I successfully installed WordPress on my domain. I FTP'd and installed it manually. But, something very strange is happening. Whenever I visit my website, the default WordPress Sample Post page is not ...
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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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Admin user with just “read” permissions

How can I have a user level who can see everything a normal admin sees, but who can't edit anything? Basically a read only admin. To let a client have a look at the control panel but without letting ...
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Wordpress requires FTP details to update 4.1.1, not to install plugin

I think I've a problem with my wordpress installation. It asks for FTP details when I want to upgrade to 4.1.1, while it doesn't ask them when installing a new plugin. For example I've just installed ...
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Editing posts using user credits

I am looking for a cleaner or better way to accomplish the following. Credits are stored as user meta _credits (int). Users can only edit pages, posts, custom post types if they have credits left. ...
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Admin Post List Only Show One Category

I want a user to only be able to view a single category type when clicking "posts" in admin. I've tried messing with list_terms_exclusions, but that only seems to be effecting the category management ...
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Unable to access custom plugin backend

So, I just created a new plugin and i've added capabilities, a new role, linked them all together, etc.. etc.. but for some reason I'm unable to access my own backend. Error message is the generic ...
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local folder permissions vs chown — security considerations

I was trying to install a plugin, and I kept getting the following error: Unpacking the package… Could not create directory. I'm on Localhost on a XAMPP stack on Mac OS X Yosemite. The way I ...
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Prompted for FTP details even with FS_DIRECT set to true

I am running WordPress 4.1 Multisite on CentOS with NGINX. I have set define(’FS_METHOD’,’direct’); in wp-config.php but am still getting prompted for FTP credentials when trying to install a plugin. ...
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Disable posts, only allow to edit existing pages, not create new ones (create_posts)

I am trying to limit a user role to only be able to edit existing pages, but not create new ones or do anything else like anything with posts. I have read this: Is there an existing capability to ...
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Maximum upload size changes in php.ini ignored - How to remove upload size limit?

I'm working on a multisite WP installation and I need to import content from other Wordpress sites (.wxr files). When I use the Import WordPress plugin I got the following: The maximum allowed ...
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Permission error in wordpress

I am completely new to wordpress. I just installed it and wanted to change the theme of my website and I get following error: Installing Theme: Klasik 0.7.5 Downloading install package from ...
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How to make pages slug have priority over any category

I use WordPress. I need to show page instead of category when they have same slug. I have category called "Acne" with the slug "Acne" page and the category have the same slug. When I write ...
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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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Default installation permissions for wp-config.php

Recently I've noticed that many of the wordpress installations we have on our servers where being attacked and ifected by this thing ...
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Enable plugin installs without FTP with user from same group as Nginx/PHP-fpm

I just setup a VPS and I installed everything I needed and it runs well. Problem is that I want it to be able to update automatically and allow me to install plugins without ftp. This is my setup: I ...
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Media upload privelages have been disabled for administrators - any ideas?

I have a nearly finished installation of Wordpress that was working fine. Then at some point the permissions for uploading images died for Administrator statuil. Details are: The issue: - I first ...
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Is it safe to assign WordPress files to apache user and group?

I'm moving from a vps to a dedicated server. Httpd runs as "apache" user and group. So I should change all WordPress files owner user and group to "apache", so that I don't have to chmod all files. ...
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Database Errors and User Permissions [duplicate]

I'm working on a customer's pre-existing site and I notice a ton of errors in the server logs. A typical error is WordPress database error DELETE command denied to user 'xxxxxxx'@'localhost' for ...
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Permissions in a Local Dev Environment (OS X)

I wanted to enable WordPress auto-updates to work without FTP, so I added: define('FS_METHOD', 'direct'); to my wp-config.php. So in order to grant write privileges to WordPress's auto-updater, I ran ...
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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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How can I have different groups of editors only allowed to edit certain parent+subpages?

I've tried a bunch of different plugins, including Role Scoper, Advanced Access Manager, User Account Manager and more, to accomplish this but can't seem to get it working right. Basically, the ...
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Can i exclude certain page templates for a specific role?

Let's say i have two types of templates available when making a Page. "Default template" and "Intermediate template". I have a role called "editor", and i do not want the editor to access the ...
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Allow Users Only Edit Their Profile?

We want to create profiles for individuals/companies which would allow them to login to the backend and adjust their profile. So essentially the admin of Wordpress would have access to all pages and ...
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Troubleshoot “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

I recently changed the database table prefix from wp_ to something else, for security reasons. Since then, I am unable to reach /wp-admin, instead receiving You do not have sufficient permissions ...