Can't login to wordpress user on Ubuntu

  • Posted November 27, 2013


I have the boilerplate Ubuntu/Wordpress droplet configuration. I can’t seem to login to the wordpress user through SSH or the Console access. Other accounts I have created allow me to login just fine.

Ultimately, I’m just trying to create an FTP account that only has read/write access to the /home/wordpress directory so that I can give access to my web designer.

Thanks for the help! Josh


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<b>“Ultimately, I’m just trying to create an FTP account…”</b> <br> <br>No need to use FTP, when SFTP is <b>much</b> more secure and easier to use (compared to two of the more popular FTP servers: vsFTPd & proFTP). <i>See</i> <a href=“”>How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS</a>.

What’s the output of <pre>ssh -vvv wordpress@IP</pre>? Make sure you run that command locally and not on the droplet.