Permissions - sFTP v Wordpress

  • Posted January 5, 2014

Hey guys,

I’m confused by the ownership of the folders…


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: <br><pre>sudo usermod -a -G www-data youruser</pre> <br>Then, recursively grant group write permissions to the /var/www/sitex directory: <br><pre>sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www/sitex</pre>

Kamal Nasser, Thank u, that’s solve my problems! <br> <br>

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: <br> <br>Upload of file … was successful, but error occurred while setting the permissions and/or timestamp. <br> <br> <br> <br>How could I fix this last bit? Thanks!