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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    Hi all. This forum has been better than wordpress' own for WP help, so just to throw that in before I start and say thanks

    I've just downloaded this plugin: http://www.se x ywp.com/fmp (without the spaces - otherwise the letters get replaced with stars!)

    I tested it on a blog using wp version 2.9.1 - worked fine. tested it on the actual blog i wanted to use it on, using the same theme, version 2.9.2 - problem.

    the plugin installs, and i can activate it thru wordpress fine, but after i do, no link to its settings appears in the settings tab, and no icon for the plugins appears in the Page/Post editor toolbar - so I can't use the plugin.

    the plugin says its compatible up to 2.9.2, so i think it may be something else - perhaps to do with file permissions or something :/ (i did not install wordpress onto this blog myself )

    Im asking if anyone recognizes this problem as something thats happened with one of their plugins, or anyone could throw in a guess about what might be wrong thats making it not work??

    Help would be much appreciated very frustrating!

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    you may have to chown the folder where plugins get installed:

    chown -R www-data plugins_folder_name (for Ubuntu & Debian)
    chown -R nobody plugins_folder_name (for RedHat and CentOS)

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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    Thanks steve but im not sure what chown is, and i do not have a clue what this means:

    chown -R www-data plugins_folder_name (for Ubuntu & Debian)
    chown -R nobody plugins_folder_name (for RedHat and CentOS)
    could you explain to me? :/ thankyou!

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    It's a Linux command. Change owner. It changes the owner of the plugins directory to apache so it can create new files in there if necessary. Not sure how Wordpress works, so it's just a stab in the dark.

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    im sorry i wouldnt have the faintest idea whether that would work here! is it easy enough to try out?

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    you would need access to your file system. not sure if you can do that with cpanel. otherwise, you'll need terminal access to your linux system.

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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    access to file system as in using an ftp client? im not too clued up on server oriented things..can i ask the server people to do anything?

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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    If it helps - i just updated the first blog i tested it on (2.9.1 - worked) to 2.9.2, the plugin still works fine on that blog.

    The problem blod (same version, same theme) is on a diff server. I have had trouble with wp-oriented things on this server before. i have to go thru the server technicians because i do not understand this stuff myself.

    one of the things that had to be done to make the plugin work was:

    Make sure the write permission of `wp-content` is 755
    i have done this on the problem blog, however its still not working - thought that might give a bit more of an insight for more knowledgeable people about the answer

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    write permissions and file owner are similar tasks. Tell them to

    chown -R www-data wp-content
    chmod -R 755 wp-content

    That should do it.

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    Senior Member bamme's Avatar
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    thanks Steve, hope it works. Is it too much to ask to get an explanation how this would work?? Just so i know for future if it happens to a diff plugin


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