[SATLUG] WordPress / Apache problem on Ubuntu

jameson zenbound at gmail.com
Tue Jan 18 14:57:16 CST 2011

perhaps the two users could be managed with group-level permissions instead of user-level? 

this link seemed relevant in content: 


On Jan 18, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Eric Haugen <erichaugen at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think we are having a permissions issue on one of our test
> webservers.  In order for WordPress to function correctly Apache needs
> to have recursive ownership of /var/www/ (or whatever directory for a
> virtual host).  It seems to be working fine except for when our
> outside developer needs to get in and make adjustments to the theme.
> At that time he claims he is "locked out".  After the phone call I
> then have to go in and recursively change the permissions to his
> username for the duration of his session.
> Is there a way I can modify the permissions so our developer can get
> in when they need to, while at the same time have our person who is
> transferring content from the old site be able to make changes through
> the WordPress interface?
> Thanks in advance,
> Eric Haugen
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