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Changing Theme in wordpress not working.

Hey Guys,

I’ve been trying to change to any other theme in Wordpress. I’m fairly new to this sort of thing and have just been following the tutorials to get anything done.

I have installed wordpress the long way (Apache, LAMP etc etc) and have just followed this one to get a secure upload (theme) https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-configure-secure-updates-and-installations-in-wordpress-on-ubuntu

However, now when I click to install a theme I get “The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/2014/09.”

I’ve tried a lot of things even things posted in the comments of the linked section.

Can someone please help me out with this one?

Cheers

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sudo chown -R www-data.www-data wordpress/wp-content/themes/

That would have fixed the issue while using apache. Assuming you’re using a newish version of Ubuntu, which it looks like you are.