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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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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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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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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 Read/Write/...
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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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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 upload ...
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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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Permissions error

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 https://...
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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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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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wordpress using WP MVC: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page

I am using wordpress 4.0, localhost, WP MVC for plugin development. I have a plugin named W2Store. It has three controllers, Countries, Currencies, Zones. All the three were mereged into one single ...
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My Account Lost Administrator permission

Need help to solve this problem. First i did reflush all upgrade that didn’t complete that cause "WordPress Error: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" with force upgrade: http:...
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Wordpress installation permission errors

I'm getting "Download failed. Failed to write request to temporary file." when I try to download plugins, and the plugins (that were working) are now unable to write what they need to (namely a ...
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Used Duplicator to transfer a site. Now my media uploads aren't working

I deleted an image from the Media tab and when I tried to upload another, I started getting this error: The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/2014/10 I tried CHMODing the wp-...
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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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Can't preview drafts after upgrade to 4.0!

I recently updated to wordpress 4.0. However, when I try to preview my drafts, I receive an error saying that I do not have the permission to do so. I've cleared my cache and cookies and restarted my ...
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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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Should I change the default file and folder permissions?

After reading the Hardening WordPress article I realise a good permission scheme is essential to the security of my WordPress installation. The article suggests a possible permissions scheme but my ...
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Uploaded files have permission 000

two days ago i updated wp to the newest version and this problem occurs since then. when i upload files to the media library, their file permissions are set to 000. means no rights. the files are ...
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page creator to leave comments ONLY

I am trying to set it so that the person who created a Page is the ONLY one who can comment on that particular page. This will be a logged in person. I haven't had any luck with Role Editor Plugins.
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Restrict access to trash, only admin

I'm new in WordPress. I have to restrict access to the Trash for all users except the administrator. All users CAN move to the Trash, but only admin can delete permanently or restored. I do not know ...
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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 https://wordpress.org/support/article/hardening-wordpress/ is unclear on a ...
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current_user_can Not Always Working Properly

I have a custom Wordpress theme that includes a members only section. In order to implement this, I have the following code at the top of my restricted pages. <?php if ( ! current_user_can ('...
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Could not create directory

I have followed the instructions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WordPress https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-secure-updates-and-installations-in-wordpress-on-...
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bypassing permission error for a plugin's page

i'm getting "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" error when trying to go to a plugin's settings. there's only one user which is the admin and has full access. this is the URL ...
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Why is group ownership with rwx permissions not enough?

Running PHP 5.4 and Apache2 on Debian 7, with apache configured to use user www-data. I'm trying to figure out why Wordpress cannot modify files in its directory when it has group ownership with full ...
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Grant user rights to access certain tabs of a plugin

I found out a way to grant a user permission to access a single plugin but it has its flaws. Right now there are 6 tabs on the options page of this plugin. The user has access to all these tabs now. ...
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Hide images from anonymous user?

I'd like to set my WordPress (self-hosted) site up so that you can only view images if you're logged in. I want it to be impossible to view the images without being authorized as a user of the site. ...
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Which WordPress scripts need to be executable for a fresh installation?

For security reasons I need to block access to scripts that will not be executed on a fresh WordPress installation. Example: /index.php --> needs to be executable /wp-includes/cache.php --> should ...
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How to prevent people from seeing certain articles in menus?

I found several plugins that prevent people from seeing certain widgets and posts. However, the posts I restrict still show up in all the places where you can see posts. They show up in search menus ...
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Folder Permissions + Security Concerns

I messed up bad guys. I while working on another part of my website I accidentally nuked my WordPress folder permissions. I was able to find/fix some problems and I got my site up and running but some ...
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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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Editor have not permissions for a plugin

I use static html output plugin to export pages to html, but only the admin can use this plugin. A editor have not permissions to export a html page. It says: You do not have sufficient permissions ...
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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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Securing a multi-user permission structure

I'm currently working on a team that needs two distinct users from the same wpadmin group to be able to modify the wordpress files. Following the guide at Hardening WordPress (Codex), the following ...
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Moved Wordpress Directory - Having access issues now

I uploaded a couple of untouched Wordpress directories to my server and named them wordpress1, wordpress2, wordpress3 and so on. The reason behind is that I have a slow Internet Connection at home and ...
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Permission functions within wordpress

I'm currently developing a website and am exploring all possible options to restrict file viewing. I'm trying to find a way where I can load php files like my theme-options.php and cpt.php without ...
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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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when FS_METHOD = 'direct' is chosen?

According to the Wordpress Codes FS_METHOD = 'direct' is chosen when appropriate. (Primary Preference) "direct" forces it to use Direct File I/O requests from within PHP, this is fraught with ...
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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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