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Can't access general settings in wordpress

Posted January 10, 2015 4.3k views

I am using WordPress 4.1. My server runs on Ubuntu 14.10. Everything seems OK except the General Settings. When I try to go to general setting from the Dash board the browsers connection resets. Any kind of help is appreciated.

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The issue is caused by the fact that the folder is owned by wp-user (per the instructions in the linked article), while the web service is ran as www-data

In the future, run this before updating/installing plugins/templates:

chown www-data:www-data /var/www -R

And once you’re complete:

chown wp-user:wp-user /var/www -R

Basically, this will stop people from uploading harmful files/code to your site. You can only modify when you allow it via a permission change.

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