Wordpress permissions

Hi, on wordpress, I get this error when updating plugins, it seems to be related to Server hosting permissions

Update failed: The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions. /home/admin/web/, /home/admin/web/, /home/admin/web/, /home/admin/web/

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September 20, 2022

Hello there,

Usually, you’ll have 750 permissions for your directories and 640 for the files. However, in some cases, this won’t be sufficient.

Running 755 for directories and 644 for files is also an option, as per Bobby’s suggestions.

  1. sudo find /var/www/wordpress/ -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;
  2. sudo find /var/www/wordpress/ -type f -exec chmod 640 {} \;

These permissions should get you working effectively with WordPress, but note that some plugins and procedures may require additional tweaks.


Hi there,

You could try setting the permissions of the languages directory to 755 as follows:

chmod 755  /home/admin/web/

If this is still not working check the ownership of that directory with :

ls -lah  /home/admin/web/

Feel free to share the output here.



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