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Old 02-27-2011, 04:51 PM
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WP plugins and file permissions in wp 3.1

Hi,

I am having problems trying to get plugins loaded on my wp blog. I went to plugins in the dashboards and downloaded Yoast SEO. I activated it and went to the SEO dashboard freshly inserted in my admin dashboard. It has a red box warning telling me:
"WordPress didn't return a valid path to your upload directory, please make sure your upload path is set correctly"

Checked the media Uploading files box which was empty so typed in wp-content/uploads as the comment next to the box said this is the default.

Started again with no improvement. Checked the files through ftp and found no uploads folder present so manually created one, tried again but the plugin was being installed in wp-content/plugins.

Tried changing uploads box in media with wp-content/plugins and tried again, no improvement warning remained.

Tried manually uploading plugin manually with ftp directly into new uploads folder and changed uploads box back in media, the plugin could not be seen in the plugins section of the admin dashboard.

I am wondering if the problem is the file permissions currently set at 775 the owner is only permitted to write, if I changed the permissions to allow group or public permission to write would this help. Obviously concerned about file security and not sure whether to try this and looking for guidance.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:34 PM
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In your admin panel go to "settings" then click on "media"

Do you have anything in this section? "Uploading Files"
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 01:17 AM
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Hi Snakeair


I have wp-content/uploads in there

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:39 AM
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Huff, the plug-ins must be uploaded to the wp-content/plugins directory, otherwise they won't show up in the admin > plugins section.

I checked my own uploads directory permissions and they're set to 755 so you should have no problems with your uploads..

If, after doing that, your plug-in still have problems reading the path correctly then it's something wrong with that plug-in so you should ask the plug-in's author what is wrong with it.
 
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Thanks Kos, will give that a try
 
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Got through to the Author of the plugin, problem was resolved, thank you for your input. Turned out to be incorrect file permission settings.
 
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