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WordPress fix WordPress Update and FTP Permissions

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by jdobbsy1987, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. jdobbsy1987

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    WordPress Update and FTP Permissions, by jdobbsy1987

    Hi,

    I’ve got 2 issues which i believe are permissions related, 1 i think i have sorted but would like opinions on and the 2nd i can’t figure out.

    1:
    When FTP’ing to my site i was unable to write anything with my FTP user, both the owner/group of files are www-data:www-data but my user is say ‘user x’

    I think i can fix this by adding ‘user x’ to the group www-data and changing the folders permissions to 775 (rather than 755) but is this ok to do?

    2:
    I am unable to update my wordpress installation via the Admin panel, i get the error

    Unpacking the update…

    Could not copy file.: wordpress/wp-includes/customize/class-wp-customize-image-control.php

    Installation Failed

    The file that fails to copy changes each time i try the install

    I’m unable to manually update the site due to the 1st issue, unless of course making the changes i have mentioned are ok to do so in which i could then attempt manually updating the site.

    EDIT:
    I am able to install/update themes and plugins without issue.
    If it helps, this isn’t on a shared hosting platform, the site is hosted on an AWS EC2 instance running Ubuntu server.

    Any ideas?

    Regards,
    Jamie

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