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Unable to add content or install plugins on Wordpress

Posted August 5, 2014 2.8k views

Hi there,

Since migrating my website to Digital Ocean (www.jamesgphotography.co.uk) I am unable to upload new content or install/update plugins due to file permission issues?

Can anyone help point me in the right direction?

Thanks,

James

Using Ubuntu 14.04

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Did you try to change the chmod via ssh?

First find out the username of the PHP/Apache process by creating the following PHP script:

<?php
$processUser = posix_getpwuid( posix_geteuid() );
print $processUser['name'];
?>

Access this script on your browser and it’ll print a name, usually www-data or apache. Then execute chown as follows:

chown -R username:username /var/www/html/

Replace username with what the script printed.

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