What WordPress file permissions should I use?

Category: FAQ | Last modified: August 30, 2020

The file permissions for core WordPress files and directories are managed for you. They cannot be changed.

As your site’s wp-content folder is the only folder that has files consistently being modified, the contents of wp-content may need file permissions changes, especially if you have moved files/folders here from a previous host.

Directories should have permissions of 755, or rwxr-xr-x. Files should have permissions of 644, or rw-r--r--.

If you feel that you are having file permission issues, please contact Customer Success.

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