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{ How to*} Fix WordPress Plugin / Theme File Permissions

Have You landed on this page for the Best one Solution of Fixing WordPress File Permission Error that comes while Creating New Directory or Modifying the Directory. You will face the WordPress File Permission Error when updating WordPress Website or Plugin or WordPress Theme like unable to create directory or required file / folder permission. And the File or Folder Permission Error becomes frustrating while all things are working perfectly. Running a WordPress / PHP Website sometimes causes the difficulties along with running the wordpress website.

Update – Follow the below Given Top Methods to Remove or Fix File or Folder Permission Error from Your New WordPress Website.

You are facing for the error Looking for the Fix Permissions in WordPress, at the right place. Here we will guide to complete, until you out from the problem. Looking for Change File Permissions WordPress without FTP or FileZilla. As after completing the article, you will be able to fix permission on WordPress file/folder i.e. Plugins and Theme. Sometimes, installing a server via Command Line using SSH, Fix WordPress Permission of Plugin and Theme.

WordPress File Permissions Plugin Theme

Fix WordPress File Permissions

Getting error like Unable to Create or Update Plugin Directory while installing the new plugin or theme. because of the Fix Permissions of WordPress SSH, on the command line terminal. While installing the WordPress via SSH Terminal sometimes, forget to add or defining the “WordPress Plugin / Theme Permission Error“. Thus, here we are introducing the Multiple Ways to Removing the WordPress File / Folder / Plugin / Theme Permissions.

Some File / Folder Required Permissions –

Read – File / Folder having Ability to Read File
Write – WordPress File / Folder of Plugin & Theme have Ability to Write
Execute – Those File / Folder having Ability to Execute

Fix WordPress Permissions SSH via Command Line / Terminal

My friend while installing WordPress where using the DigitalOcean Hosting Service. He has followed the given tutorial from the internet somewhere. And completing the final WordPress Installation at DigitalOcean facing an error i.e. “Unable to Create Directory” or this error is for WordPress File Plugin Permission Error solve using Putty, Chmod, PowerShell. if you come here with “Digitalocean Filezilla Permission Denied” below given method will help you out. So, if you are on such server like Dedicated / VPS installing WordPress via SSH Terminal / Command Line –

Above 3 Permission denoted with number (In order to Give Permission) Like –

Read > – 4 | Write > – 2 | Execute > – 1

There are 3 Type of Permission we do –

First – Owner Permission
Second – Group Permission
Third – Public Permission

You should Give the Permission to WordPress Plugin / Theme Directory to Create or Modified whenever required. If you are facing, WordPress Plugin Permission error then execute the below given command –

sudo chown -R 755 /var/www/wp-content/plugins/


sudo chown -R 755 /var/www/wp-content/themes/

You can change the plugins directory, if you want to change the WordPress Theme Permission.

Now, this code will give the Complete Read, Write Permission to your whole WordPress Directory like Plugin, Themes etc. You’re done. Comment Down Below, if this code helps you.

Fix WordPress File or Folder Permission via Filezilla

In this method, if you are just looking for the simplest method, but be careful while following the WordPress File Permission Plugin / Theme Directory, because sometime, not following the method properly, the result may appear as FileZilla WordPress Permission Denied. That’s why to be sure to follow the exact below given method of changing the WordPress File Plugin / Theme Permission.

In this Step First You Need to Connect WordPress with FTP Client i.e. FileZilla –

Firstly, Download the Filezilla by Clicking Here.
Install and open the filezilla application.
Before moving next step, must Configure FileZilla.
Now open the “WWW” directory.
And select root directory – “wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes“.

WordPress FTP File Permissions

Select Right Click and click on “File Permissions”.
As below given image, select the Permission value is “755”.

WordPress File Permission by FileZilla

Also, select “Recurse into subdirectories” -> “Apply to directories only”.
Now click on OK button.

Now, wait for finishing up the set at FTP client. you can log into your WordPress website and check plugin installation/theme installation.

Fix File or Folder Permission Error via CPanel

In this method, we simply use the Web Hosting CPanel to access first our files and folders.

So, make sure to login into first your CPanel and then move to the “File Manager”.

Now Select their “Public_html or www” directory.  ( Known as the Root Directory of your website, having all the files and folders.)

There, Find & Select following folders –


Select these three folders and Right click on it and now click over the “Change Permissions”.

Now, a pop-up box will appear in front of you, there you can see the current permission of these folder.

If the permission as 755 Number then it is correct otherwise make it correct with the 755 Numbers. And Succesfully click on the Change Permission.

WordPres File Folder Permission

Still, facing any error just comment down below with you “Error”, and our team support team will surely help you out within an hour.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. yeah, actually I was facing some issues on my wordpress file permission, as i was getting unable to create directory while installing the new plugin but after following the above command its works thank you sir

  2. Hello, Admin I can’t connect to my FTP Account and I don’t have CPanel on this Hosting.

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