Securing WordPress uploads dir

March 25, 2014 2.6k views
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 "The uploaded file could not be moved to ..." So, I decided to changed the uploads dir user back to www-data. The upload function working properly now, but is it secure?
2 Answers
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:
<Directory /full/path/to/wp-uploads>

php_flag engine off
</Directory>
Thanks Kamal,
I'm sorry for late reply, why I didn't receive any notification from if someone commented on my post?
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