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 solved this was by changing the
wp-content folder's permissions in Finder, so that
everyone could write to not only the folder but also to all enclosed items.
Per the image below, I right clicked on (1), then changed (2) to "Read & Write" and then chose "apply to enclosed items" in (3).
The proper way to solve this would have been to give the correct
user write permission to the
wp-content folder by using the
I didn't use the
chown command because (1) I'm still learning how to use it, and (2) it's not clear to me which
user is supposed to be given permission to... whether it's the
apache user or the
ftp user (I'll figure it out eventually).
My question is, if I were to migrate this wordpress site to an online domain based on an Ubuntu server, what are the security implications of my having given
everyone write access to this folder and how should I deal with them?