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Trying to set proper WP file and directory permissions with little luck...
I have been having issues with Backupbuddy saying that it does not have the proper permissions to create directories and files.
I have looked everywhere for the proper file permissions for WP (I have an ubuntu +nginx + WP droplet) but cannot seem to find the proper permissions.
The last time I changed permissions, all I got going to the site was a white screen. No errors - just a white screen. Had to restore from backup.
Guessing at this seems to be quite dangerous. How do I set the proper file and directory permissions for WP that allows wp-config.php to be written during the 5 minute install (without me having to cut the wp-config code out, log into the server via FTP, create wp-config.php, paste in the code and save the file), and allows plugins like Backupbuddy to have the permissions they need in the uploads directory?
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