Set WordPress file and folder permissions via terminal

If you read the recommended guide for Changing File Permissions on it will leave you wondering what's the terminal command to actually apply the changes.

Go to the folder where your WordPress install is and run these commands:

Let Apache be owner

chown www-data:www-data  -R *

Change directory permissions rwxr-xr-x

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

Change file permissions rw-r--r--

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;


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