[wp-hackers] Directory Writeable Error - File Uploads in 2011

Dion Hulse (dd32) wordpress at dd32.id.au
Thu Feb 3 01:37:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:47:54 +1100, Marcel Brinkkemper  
<lazyest at brimosoft.nl> wrote:

> Foolish Visions wrote:
>> Otherwise, every month you'll have to go in and set your uploads  
>> directory
> to "777" permissions, upload something, and revert the permissions back.
> (Which is kind of annoying - especially when you want the client to
> self-manage the site.)
> Most servers have a protection rule that renders all directories with  
> "777"
> permission unwritable...
> Please go to the codex for more info
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions
> Marcel

Usually when a server blocks 777 perms, its because 775 will suffice and  
777 is plain insecure.
There is a chance something changed on the server setup in the last month  
to cause this, but WordPress should detect that and not set it to 777..
Perhaps the OP should try 775 or 755 and see if that corrects the problem?

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