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No user found when using REST API

When I use a REST route whilst logged in, and call wp_get_current_user(), no user is found. However, the request method, eg POST is processed without issue. Example REST route registration. ...
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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 message:...
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Directory and file permissions

I just installed a new server with Ubuntu 20, and after applying permissions to the directory structure I got the error "Installation failed: Could not create the directory" Usually these ...
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Auto-update failing with “hardened” permissions

I've attempted to set up my WordPress installation as recommended in the Codex's "Hardening WordPress" article. That is: All files are 644, all folders are 755 Everything is owned by the ...
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failed to open stream: Permission denied for WordPress plugin

I'm installing my website on a new hosting company. All WordPress directories are chmod to 775 and the owner (plus group) is my account username, the same owner as when I create new files manually. ...
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Visitors “do not have permission to view this content” on home page only

This problem started suddenly. The navigation and all the other pages are still ok. I built a new home page, simply by duplicating my old one, and then set home page to my new page. That didn't help. ...
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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 the folder. But when the server creates folder and files ...
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wordpress editor role remove all but 'menus' in appearance menu

I'm trying to remove access to everything in the appearance menu in WP admin for the role editor. Or at the least, just remove access to themes and plugins. I have found how to remove the whole ...
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Permissions Script Not Working

I am running a LAMP dev environment on ubuntu 18.04 with wordpress 5.4.2. I found this awesome script meant to make adjusting permissions on wordpress installations easy, getting rid of 403 errors in ...
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Add new user : make the fields First Name and Last name required

I'm searching how to make First Name and Last name fields required when we add a new user. Right now only username and Email fields are required. I found a way by adding class="form-required"...
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Wordpress can't find temporary folder, but folder it's looking at has correct permissions

So, I've spent a couple of hours looking around the internet to try to figure out this problem, since it seems like a dumb one that would probably be a duplicate, but apparently it isn't. I'm hosting ...
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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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Remove Custom Capability

I have created a custom post type 'book'. All book post-type are public, so I want to remove some capabilities such as 'delete_private_books', 'read_private_books' etc. How can I achieve this since ...
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wp_signon gives error insufficient_permissions

This seems odd to me because if you're signing on a user you shouldn't already be signed in... therefore your permissions shouldn't matter. It may be a bit of an odd way of going about it, so that ...
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Problem Installing a Premium Theme— File Permission Issue on a Mac, Local Machine? [closed]

I tried to install a premium theme called Superb. I'm new to WordPress and I'm having a bit of a problem. I think that it has to do with permission settings, but I'm not sure. This is my situation: I'...
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Installing SkimLinks on WordPress Business Plan

I'm trying to add SkimLinks to my website. I am using a pre-designed theme that I found on Wordpress (It's the Cubic theme). According to SkimLinks they don't recommend using the WordPress built in ...
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WordPress unable to create folders even though correct NTFS-rights are set

We are trying different NTFS-rights settings on a IIS-webserver, and we removed the Users-group from the folder containing all the sites. We then ran into the problem that a WordPress installation ...
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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 14....
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How to hold posts and accounts for moderation on WordPress Network site

In WordPress MU is there a way for a network admin to hold posts in moderation? For example: A user creates an account and a site They create their first post The post is held in moderation and the ...
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can i run wp as root permissions

Im not sure if this question is about server, git or wordpress. i have wordpress set up on ubuntu VPS in /home/user its working now when all chown and group is "user". however, when i git pull (as ...
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Force “submit for review” on update?

I'm trying to force all content to be submitted for review. That means that if a user updates an already published page, that the update would be pending until someone else approves it. I don't see ...
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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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How to redirect users without permission to view content to a custom page?

I want users who don't have permission to view content to be redirected to a page when they are presented with the default "Nothing Found" page. I've already redirected 404s but this is not exactly a ...
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Registration and Custom Post Types - How to synchronize information?

I am building a platform where service providers can offer their services to potential customers. Therefore, I have two user roles, one "customer" who can only create an account and read; ...
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Security and permissions for WP site hosted on a raspberry pi 4 and errors importing an Updraft backup file from Google Drive into the Updraft plugin

This is my first try both a WP site and a Raspberry Pi set up as a server-I apologize if this question seems elementary. I bought a WP site and set up the code on a Raspberry Pi 4 with Debian 10 ...
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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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WordPress 4.4.2 Update not working

I would like to use Auto Update feature to update wordpress. I see this question was asked 5 years ago I would prefer doing the upgrade using Automatic update instead of manual process and fix what's ...
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hide pages for the page list for some user role

I need a way to make some pages not visible for 3 users role (editor, contributor, author) on the page list (edit.php?post_type=page). I think it is about permissions but i dont know how to do it. I ...
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Forbidden 403 error, permission to access, unable to read htaccess

Recently clean-installed (with exception of themes and content/upload folders) an old wordpress to the latest Wordpress 4.2.2. I continue to get this error below whenever I load files such as style....
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Multisite register url got 403 error

I have a Multisite wordpress installed by "subdomain" configuration. My main site and sub-sites and all of addresses works correctly Except the Registration url: http://site.example.com/wp-login....
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Wordpress users table missing indexes

I had someone on fiverr design a wordpress website for me awhile back. They sent me the database when they were done and I imported it on my server and set everything up. What I've since realized is ...
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Setting $_SERVER['HTTPS']='on' prevents access to wp-admin

First off my server is sitting behind a load balancer. My SSL certificate sits on the load balancer and handles HTTPS. The data coming in on port 443 is forwarded to the Wordpress server using HTTP ...
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Update post counts (published, draft, unattached) in admin interface

I am working on a multi-user WordPress setup and have made it so a particular type of user can only see and interact with posts, images, pages etc that they have authored. The code to make this happen ...
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Wordpress and Plugins can't be updated

I have a problem - when I click on "Wordpress update", I receive this message: Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-5.1-new-bundled.zip… Unpacking the update… ...
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WordPress Permissions on my Local with Docker

I'm using docker and docker compose to install WordPress on my localhost and everything is working fine however i'm having problems when uploading new media and installing themes, new plugins e.t.c. ...
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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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WordPress Multisite Layered Admins

I'm using WordPress multisite for a company project. The project have 5 multilevel admin structure with about 100 websites. The top level (5) admin (super admin) have access to all the sites. The ...
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Wordpress Local Install Theme Folder Permission To Edit

I have installed WordPress on a local LAMP installation. All I want is to edit the theme files locally on an editor like VS Code where I can open the theme folder and start editing on the go. But I ...
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403 Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php on this server

When I try to make a backup of my wordpress website through plugin I recieve the following error: "403 Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php on this server." This ...
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Custom home page instead of profile page

I would like to display a custom welcome page when a user with a specific role is connected instead of profile.php page. I created a redirection. All work fine. function wpse_redirect_profile_access(...
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Wordpress does not have the permission to update (IspConfig)

When I try to update a Wordpress website on a server I do not own since it is from an hosting provider. I am getting an error I never had. Translated to English (it is Dutch) Download update from ...
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Wrong permissions when uploading a file through WordPress | IIS

I own an IIS server where I have hosted a simple WordPress website. I have made this website available to the internet over port 80. Almost everything is working fine, except the permissions that ...
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ftp_nlist() and ftp_pwd() warnings

I'm not sure when this warning started. I got an existing site to do its hosting and applied the following good practices: Updated Wordpress - from 5.3 to 5.4.0 (current WP version) Updated all ...
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Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable

I am trying to upgrade my version of Wordpress but I get this error: Destination directory for file streaming does not exist or is not writable.
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Admin cannot publish

When I logged in on my site this morning I noticed that my user can’t publish anything. I am administrator and the only user on the site. On Posts and Pages instead of “Publish” I have the “Submit ...
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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. ...
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Page only shows when user is logged in (even with visibility set to public)

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue on a client's site. There is one specific page which appears as "not found" unless you log in and then visit the front end, in which case it appears normally. The ...
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Fix permissions for users role

I have 4 users roles on my WordPress platform (role1, role2, role3, role4) Role 1 : administaror (full acces) Role 2 : proposal_editor (can create and publish posts, pages, templates, users...) Role ...
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Blank White page issue in WordPress

I am working in a WordPress site in Linux Mint. My file and folder permission is like below I used below code in wp-config.php file define( 'WP_DEBUG', true ); define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG', true ); ...
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Is it possible to block subscriber users to changing its password?

I want to disable changing password option for all my subscriber users. Is it possible by doing any code tweak or something using any plugin? If someone has any idea or plugin knowledge to do this ...

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