Updating Techozoic Theme – security issues – RESOLVED!!

Objective: Click on link (within Dashboard) to automatically download and install latest version of theme (Techozoic Fluid)
Re: Downloading update from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/download/techozoic-fluid.1.9.1.zip…
Issue: After clicking on web-link, nothing appears to happen.
RESOLVED!!!: See link at bottom. I’m now a happy camper – can click on links to update plug-ins, themes and probably WordPress as well.

Observations: After clicking on link, within /paulgarth/wp-content a file called techozoic-fluid.tmp of file-size zero is written
-Modified rights for wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes for file permission 755 for ftp account and admin account (Using FileZilla) – no difference
Question: When WordPress says, “All files should be owned by your user account, and should be writable by you. Any file that needs write access from WordPress should be group-owned by the user account used by the webserver.”, does that mean that somehow my Admin Account needs to own all the files within wp-content, etc?
Question: How do you change File Permissions to be associated with an owner? X-Ref to WordPress Doc – http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

Question: WordPress talks about security within http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions, but I’m still uncertain how to correlate with the admin account that I use to log-in with.

What a rabbit trail this is becoming…

Created a forum account on www.wordpress.org and did some searching. I found http://codex.wordpress.org/Core_Update_Host_Compatibility which alludes to an issue with my hosting provider 1and1.com re: 1and1 (fails running PHP 4, but works with PHP 5. Add the line: AddType x-mapp-php5 .php to the file .htaccess in your main wordpress directory to enable PHP 5. This also appears to not only affect Core updates but some Plugin updates as well.) I believe I now have PHP5 running.

OK… adding AddType x-mapp… to my .htaccess file hosed my site royally with “Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. “, so I removed the additional line. Actually, I used the hashmark (#) to make a comment within .htaccess so I didn’t delete the line, but made it into a comment.

Posted a note on WordPress Forum, so I’m moving onto something else while I wait for a response….

songdogtech wrote:

Try increasing the memory for PHP and WordPress by putting this line near the top of your wp-config.php file right, after the opening <?php
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');
and see Changing File Permissions « WordPress Codex

Note: I wonder if I should just be manually upload the new version of the theme to a different directory under themes and then enabling the new theme that way. This should mean that I could flip back to the old theme – http://swiftthemes.com/2010/01/wordpress/a-common-misconception-about-updating-themes-in-wordpress/

I’m still unclear why I know I can manually upload via FTP (using FileZilla) but I can’t click on the Update automatically link within dashboard.


Please x-ref to this link which shows the resolution someone guided me to — http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cannot-automatically-upgrade-theme-permissions?replies=7

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