[HacktionLab] Wordpress file permissions and ownership: command line versus dashboard

Marcus Valentine marcus at marcusv.org
Tue Apr 1 20:43:13 UTC 2014

As as far as I am aware, for wordpress core upgrades, installation of 
plugins, themes etc to work through the WP dashboard, all files need to 
be owned by web-server user.

This is all well and good, but then WP admins also on occasion want to 
add their own self-written themes, plugins via sftp etc.

Has anyone figured out a permissions scheme that satisfies both 



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