Configuring WordPress updates on Ubuntu w/ LEMP - ERROR: There was an error connecting to the server, Please verify the settings are correct.

July 23, 2015 859 views
WordPress Nginx Ubuntu

Hey,

I have WordPress running on Ubuntu 14.04 with Nginx and I am trying to configure secure updates as per this tutorial

Except I did give the user a password as otherwise I was receiving this error: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

Nginx error log

Any ideas how to fix it? I am at a complete loss.

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  • Seems like a file permissions issue. Try setting 755 permissions for the directories under ~/wp-content/

    Also, if you have created a FTP user then this user needs to own the directories & files insid, so as to overwrite the files.

    PS: It is always better to not to use FTP & "manually" update your WP installation.

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This question was answered by @saurabh:

Seems like a file permissions issue. Try setting 755 permissions for the directories under ~/wp-content/

Also, if you have created a FTP user then this user needs to own the directories & files insid, so as to overwrite the files.

PS: It is always better to not to use FTP & "manually" update your WP installation.

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