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When I SFTP a file I get "permission denied"

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Q: I connected with SFTP to the server and tried to place a file and got "permission denied", What's up?

A: Files need to be placed within the proper directories. When you first connect to the server with FTP you will be at the /httpdocs directory. This directory is not writeable on purpose. Navigate inside that directory/folder and place files in:

  • Themes go in: /httpdocs/wp-content/themes
  • Plugins go in: /httpdocs/wp-content/plugins
  • Misc files/images go in: /httpdocs/wp-content/uploads

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