Incorrect filesystem permissions  usually generate strange errors,  with the words "forbidden" or "denied" sprayed all over the access logs. This can be due to either plugin/theme installations that messed with the permissions, or due to some SFTP operation. 

Reseting file permissions automatically fixes this problem. You can either open a support request,  or reset them yourself via your Dashboard or WordPress administration menu. After reseting permissions:

  • All directories are set to 755.
  • All PHP files are set to 640.
  • All other files, such as static assets, are set to 644.

Reset file permissions via Dashboard

  1. Select the Websites menu option from the Dashboard sidebar. 
  2. Click on your website's name to go to the website overview.
  3. Select fix file permissions, from the Staging or Production drop-down menu.


Reset file permissions via WordPress 

  1. Click Pressidium from the WordPress sidebar menu. 
  2. Click the Utility tab then the Reset File Permissions button.

If you need to reset file permissions for your staging site, follow the same procedure in the staging environment.

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