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[RESOLVED] I did a CHMOD to wp-content (644 -> 777) and now my blog logins are busted

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    @online

    I read somewhere that the wp-content directory should be be 777 so like a moron I just went right ahead and did it. :/

    Well, before I *think* (not sure, actually) I had the blog theme’s admin bar, now I have the bp-admin bar, but the real problem is that the blogs no longer have me logged in (though if I navigate via the backend everything is as before)

    WTF happened — and can I fix it? (I tried returning to 644, but then nothing works O_O )

    (BTW: I’m using domain mapping — if that makes any difference)

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  • Oh, my.

    Changing the chmod of wp-content to 777 won’t actually *break* your site, but maybe something else happened at the same time. I’d suggest popping into the multisite forums at WordPress.org, and searching/asking for anything similar.

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    @hnla

    > I read somewhere that the wp-content directory should be be 777

    Not sure where you read that but no directories should ever be world writeable it’s dangerous, insecure and completely unnecessary. Change those perms back and instead look at how your group/owner is set for site folders – 644 is going to b far too restrictive you need 775 but also the correct group and user able to write to these dirs/files

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    Yea, thanks both — I can’t figure out what I did wrong. I think maybe I put the domain mapping in mu-plugins, and then *after* the problem started I move it into plugins, but even if that doesn’t matter, I think there are simply too many variables in play. It’s a relatively new install, so I think I will just do it over. Will use 775, thanks. :)

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    I wanted to say that I found the problem (but only after re-installing :/ )

    It was that I had decided to use the activity stream as the homepage (which apparently doesn’t work?)

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