Wordpress automatic update / permission issue

  • Posted April 13, 2014

Hi there, I installed WP on Ubuntu and I’m having issues updating WP automatically, it’s asking for FTP detail. Also when I add the following to wp-config.php for automatic update I get a failed issue.


Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue or how to set the permission on the server so WP has permission to make changes. At the moment I’m suing SSH/SFTP to connect to the server for file modification but after modifying it won’t allow me to save any of the edited files.

Thanks, Zak


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You need to grant the webserver write access to Wordpress’s files: <br><pre>sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www <br>sudo chmod -R g+w /var/www</pre> <br>

Didn’t realise I had to restart the server, working fine now, thanks

I can’t get this to work at all, not even via FTP, please advise, thanks