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Change Uploaded File Permissions


When WordPress is installed on certain webhosters (i.e. german webhoster “Domainfactory”) there
might be problems when uploading a file. This might also occur when the webserver ist running PHP
as CGI-Module. Unfortunatly the file permissions are not set correctly, which makes the files inaccessible.
This plugin changes the file permissions of pictures, thumbnails and files after the files have been uploaded.

Version History

  • Version 3.5
    • Fixed Bug when uploading pictures to old postings/pages
  • Version 3.4
    • Fixed Bug when enabling logging
  • Version 3.3
    • Fixed Bug that producead a warning when creating year and month based folders
  • Version 3.2
    • Fixed Bug when creating year and month based folders
  • Version 3.1
    • Fixed Bug when saving WP-Path
    • Fixed Bug when testing WP-Path
    • Updated language file
  • Version 3.0
    • Added compatibility to WordPress 2.7
    • Now requires at least WordPress 2.6
    • Updated language file
    • Updated readme file
  • Version 2.8
    • Fixed bug when using year-based upload folders
  • Version 2.7
    • Minor code cleanup
  • Version 2.6
    • Fixed bug when using WP 2.6
  • Version 2.5
    • Deactivation function was not working correct
  • Version 2.4
    • Minor changes for WP automatic plugin update
    • Minor code changes
    • Updated language file
  • Version 2.3
    • Fixed incompatiblity with WordPress 2.5.1
    • Added language files
    • Check if class exists
  • Version 2.2
    • Fixed bug when adding a picture to the editor
  • Version 2.1
    • Plugin settings are deleted upon deactivation
  • Version 2.0
    • Complete class-based redesign
    • Fixed Bug when only one log entry was available
    • Last log entry is now displayed first
    • Plugin now works if same filename already exists
    • Plugin now handles files with their server stored name and not the original one
    • Plugin now requires WP 2.1 or higher
  • Version 1.7
    • Fixed Bug when uploading a file as image
    • Plugin now works with 2.5 and prior
  • Version 1.5.1
    • Fixed Bug when deactivating logging
    • Deleted double declared variable
  • Version 1.5
    • Minor Security Fix
    • Some code review
    • Optical adjustments
  • Version 1.4
    • Added logging function
    • Fixed Problem with capitals in filenames
  • Version 1.3
    • Plugin now works when saving files not in year and month based folder structure
  • Version 1.2
    • Added check for user permissions to change settings
    • Only the uploaded file is handled
  • Version 1.1
    • Added page for settings
    • Non-Standard upload-folders are checked
    • Root-Path to upload-folder can be set
    • Added test function
  • Version 1.0beta
    • Initial verion


  • Settings in WP-Admin


  1. Unzip
  2. Copy complete folder to wp-content/plugins
  3. Activate plugin
  4. Check correct root path under “Upload file permissions” within settings


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Contributors & Developers

“Change Uploaded File Permissions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.