One click Wordpress installation Vs Manual mode

  • Posted September 17, 2014


When i install Wordpress (on ubuntu 14) “in one click appsi have no problem when installing plugins or themes.

But when i install ubuntu+lemp+wp manually I have problems with permissions when i try to manage and install themes or plugin in the web. (required keys, ssh etc)

How can i install ubuntu+lemp+wordpress but with the permissions freedom of installation on a click?

Thanks again!!


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Without know which tutorials you’ve followed, it’s hard to know exactly what has gone wrong for you. Though, generally if you can not install themes or plugins through the web interface you have a permissions issue.

The WordPress One-Click app installs WordPress in the /var/www/ folder. It applies the following permissions:

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

If you want to install WordPress with Nginx, take a look at this article. It follows a slightly different path, but should get you up and running: