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WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver

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Setting file permissions

To install and maintain WordPress properly, you may need to change permissions to different files and folders in the WordPress folder so that uploads and built-in updates will work from within WordPress. Usually, this affects people on Unix servers, though it affects some Windows servers as well.

What are file permissions?

File permissions are settings that indicate who is allowed to do what. That is, some users may have permission to alter the contents of a file, some may have permission to only read it, and some may not even have read/write access. In addition to read/write permissions, there are also "execute" permissions. If a file is executable, then this permission indicates who can execute that file.

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