Fixing WordPress update issue for Mac localhost

Today I was trying to put in some work on my custom theme when I noticed that a few of my plugins were out-of-date. I proceeded to use the auto update feature and kept getting a write permission error during the update process. After some searching I found this great little tidbit that helped fix my issue. Go to the root of your WordPress site and run the following in Terminal:
chmod -R go+w *

You may have issues with permissions when trying to upload, import, etc. You can correct this by doing a chmod on your sites folder and subfolders.

From the terminal navigate to your sites folder and run something like the following…

chmod -R go+w *

This will grant group and others write permissions. If you need higher local security, then feel free to grant permissions by a more restrictive method.

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[via tech-recipes]

January 20, 2011
3:25 pm
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