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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 http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress is unclear on a certain point: ...
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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 ...
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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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Editor and contributor roles not correct after adding function

** RESTATED ** I am creating a bridge. The work involves a default installation of WordPress and a plugin to bridge a forum and WordPress. The forum provides all the account information. The ...
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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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How to hide wordpress error message?

how to hide wordpress error message "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page" and show 404 error page for all non administrator's request like e.g mydomain.com/wp-admin/plugin.php ...
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WordPress Permission Problems on Ubuntu 12.04 with LAMP stack

Permissions when associated with WordPress is something that I would never understand. Here are the problems: First problem is uploading. If I start from a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation then ...
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Configure Permissions in Mamp [closed]

I recently built a website on Mamp, and upon uploading to my hosting server, I seem to have lost permissions. My guess is that the migration from local to server brought the permissions with it. You ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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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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Running WordPress as FTP user?

I've been doing some research on file permissions as of late, as my WordPress installation on my VPS doesn't have write access. From what I've heard it's very dangerous to make the apache user the ...
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Plugin can't write to database even though permissions appear correct?

I'm using the Formidable Form plugin, and when I try to add a form, the form isn't saved. According to the developer, the user does not have sufficient permissions to write to the database. Here's how ...
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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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permissions on themes directory

I have a ftp user like owner of all files and directories. When I try to modify any file (e.g. styles.css) with Editor from Admin Panel I see this message: To save the changes, is needed that the ...
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Limit a user to have access to only specified pages?

I have several users that I would like to put in user groups. The reason for this is each user group will have access to a specific set of pages or a specific custom post type. I would like to be able ...
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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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Lock access to plugin options

While editing a post/page, that item is locked to the current user. How can something similar be accomplished with the settings pages? Take this for example. admin A is changing settings for a plugin,...
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Preventing role reading others posts

I've got a custom post type that I want to allow a specific user role to add posts to, however they must not be able to read posts from others. Here's my custom post type code: register_post_type('...
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Malware/Permission bug removal?

I'm facing a hell of a problem on a client's WP theme. Whenever I try to 'Activate' it, it gives me the following errors on a blank page: Warning: include(/homepages/32/d207857955/htdocs/wp-content/...
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Edit draft from other author

I need that editors in my blog can read and edit drafts from other authors. I've tried some access manager plugins: Advanced Access Manager User Role Editor But none of these helped me. I've also ...
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Permission of uploads folder [duplicate]

My Wordpress site was hacked today. When I investigated, I noticed that there were some malicious files under wp-content/uploads/ folder. I had set the permission of uploads folder to 777 for ...

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