Wordpress 3.6 auto update failed

  • Posted August 5, 2013

"Downloading update from…

Unpacking the update…

Could not copy files.

Installation Failed"

Not sure what setting needs to change to allow auto-updates tot take place. Is it file permissions?


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Romerornd’s solution worked for me too. <br> <br>Can you fix the permissions at droplet creation time for the wordpress app? <br> <br>Apart from that the wordpress app works beautifully.

CentOS 6.4 command line <br>chmod -R g+w /var/www/Your-install-location <br>chown -R youruser:youruser /var/www/Your-install-location

Just wanted to chime in that romerornd’s solution worked perfectly to update to WordPress 3.7!

In CentOS I needed to use the “apache” user and the path to my wordpress files like this: <br> <br>sudo chmod -R apache:apache /var/www/ <br> <br>This post resolved my situation with some intuition ;). Hope this helps! <br> <br>Cheers

What do you mean pankaj?

Here to run these commands ?

@layne.heiny: Try running these commands: <br> <br><pre>chown -R wordpress:wordpress /home/wordpress/public_html <br>chmod -R g+w /home/wordpress/public_html</pre>

Hi <br> <br>I’m having the same problem with FTP versus uploading through WordPress (image upload and updates). If chown -R 33:33 public_html is used then updates and uploads work but FTP fails. If I change chown -R 1000:1000 public_html then FTP works but WP updates and uploads fail. <br> <br>I hope that is clear. <br> <br>So, using groups command <br> <br>groups wordpress <br>wordpress: wordpress www-data <br> <br>groups www-data <br>www-data: www-data wordpress <br> <br>Obviously I’m not getting something correct here. I want to be able to upload through FTP and have upload images and WP updates working without having to chown each time … <br>

www-data is the user apache and php run as.

@Kamal, yes it seems that the command is changing the file owner “chown” used for that but i want to know who is “www-data” ?