I'm getting a warning message in CiviCRM System Status while setting up 4.7 - "sites/default/civicrm/extensions is not writable. Please change your file permissions." What should I do?


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if you want to be able to download and install extensions automatically, you need to either change the owner of your folder sites/default/civicrm/extensions to www-data and/or change its access rights so www-data can write into it

  • Thanks Xavier - what are the steps to do that? Commented Mar 27, 2017 at 18:02
  • I would do it from the command line (chown or cmod), but probably an option/permission on your ftp client too
    – Xavier
    Commented Mar 29, 2017 at 8:56

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