UpdraftPlus is a popular WordPress plugin that allows you to back up your website automatically. However, sometimes it can be difficult to allow the plugin to write to the directory on your server. In this article, we will explain how to do just that.
Step 1: Log in to Your Server
The first step is to log in to your server using an FTP client or through your hosting provider’s control panel. Once you are logged in, navigate to the directory where UpdraftPlus is installed.
Step 2: Create a New Directory
If there isn’t already a directory for UpdraftPlus backups, create one now. Make sure that the name of the directory is unique and does not contain any spaces or special characters.
Step 3: Change Permissions
Once you have created the new directory, change its permissions to allow UpdraftPlus to write to it. To do this, right-click on the directory and select “Change Permissions” or a similar option. In most FTP clients, you can set the permissions to 755 or 777.
Step 4: Test UpdraftPlus
After changing the permissions, test UpdraftPlus to make sure that it can write to the new directory. Go to the UpdraftPlus settings page in your WordPress dashboard and select “Backup Now” or “Run Backup.” If everything goes smoothly, you should see a message indicating that the backup was successful.
Allowing UpdraftPlus to write to a directory on your server can be a simple process if you follow these steps. By creating a new directory and changing its permissions, you can ensure that your website backups are safe and secure.