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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#50895 new defect (bug)

False information about writable files in Site Health Info

Reported by: la-geek's profile La Geek Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.4.2
Component: Site Health Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


If you set the file permissions to 777 (FTP/Server) and if you have the wrong user (www-/ftp-run issue) the site health info shows all files as writable.

In my opinion this is "not true/false" and sets a wrong signal for the users.

It is not possible for me to reproduce this because I do not have this server environment at the moment. I refer to [this thread in the support forum] and trust here completely in the long lasting experience of @pixolin.

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Summary changed from False Informatioins in Site Health Infos to False information about writable files in Site Health Info

#2 @Clorith
2 years ago

Are the file-permission errors related to specific files (it looks that way from the associated forum post, but my German is not great, so I don't trust it fully).

If that is the case, then that would be a possible explanation for the different reports, as the Site Health only checks directory-permissions (where WordPress' own wp_is_writable is used, so if the whole folder is incorrectly being reported as writable, we may need to dig a bit deeper there, but I would like to have confirmation about what content is giving issues first before we go down that route).

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