[WP - UBUNTU 12.04] resetting file permissions

Posted March 18, 2014 2.2k views
It's simple enough for me to log in as root and upload stuff to var/www/wordpress using sftp but when I then try to upload from within WordPress I'm not able to do it unless I reset ownership using chown to www-data. I am wondering if there's a way to do this differently so that this isn't always the case.

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Try adding the other users to the www-data group, e.g.

usermod -aG www-data user