Wordpress 3.8.3 Update

Posted April 16, 2014 2.2k views
I have manually tried to update to 3.8.3 on my Wordpress site but I am recieving the following " Downloading update from… Unpacking the update… The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php Installation Failed " Please note I have done the following after looking at a similar post " sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www " Cheers, Mike

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Running "sudo chown -R www-data /var/www" should do it. If not, could you post the output of "ls -la /var/www"?