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Securing WordPress uploads dir

  • Posted March 25, 2014

I followed this article https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-configure-secure-updates-and-installations-in-wordpress-on-ubuntu but I got a problem when uploaded images/files, it said <strong>“The uploaded file could not be moved to …”</strong>

So, I decided to changed the uploads dir user back to <code>www-data</code>. The upload function working properly now, but is it secure?

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That should be secure enough but you can take it one step further and disable php in the uploads directory so that if someone manages to upload a php file they wouldn’t be able to execute it. Add the following block to your virtualhost and restart apache: <br><pre><Directory /full/path/to/wp-uploads> <br> php_flag engine off <br></Directory></pre>

Thanks Kamal, <br>I’m sorry for late reply, why I didn’t receive any notification from if someone commented on my post?