Permissions - sFTP v Wordpress

Posted January 5, 2014 16.1k views
Hey guys, I'm confused by the ownership of the folders... /var/www/sitex I've ran: sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/sitex/web ... and Wordpress works fine. I can't SFTP to the folder though! I've a User "ABC" who is a member of the www-data group. How do I resolve this? I want WP to work as it currently does but be able to sFTP files! Thanks in advance :)

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Add yourself to the www-data:
sudo usermod -a -G www-data youruser

Then, recursively grant group write permissions to the /var/www/sitex directory:
sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www/sitex
Kamal, thanks, this helps alot, WP is now able to update/install plugins natively etc, my user is able to edit files inside /var/www/sitex, but I am getting this error in WinSCP when editing files:

Upload of file .. was successful, but error occurred while setting the permissions and/or timestamp.

How could I fix this last bit? Thanks!
Kamal Nasser, Thank u, that's solve my problems!