Learn how to handle file permission issues with your Warp theme.
There are two ways of accessing files when working with Joomla: either directly via your webserver or through an FTP client. Different files and directories have permissions specifying who can read, write or access them. Sometimes the permission settings of your webserver and your FTP client can collide, so that when trying to install an extension from the backend you are suddenly confronted with messages, like
JFolder::create: Could not create directory or
Directory not writable: /administrator/templates/system/ or you may not be able to save theme settings.
To resolve these issues, you need to change the permissions of the affected files or directories.
755. Make sure the Recurse into subdirectories option is checked. Then hit OK.
Important Always avoid
777 permissions. If your webserver has problems with the CHMOD
755, you can also try
775 and lastly
777 in this order.
Using an FTP client may also change file ownership to the FTP user of the files or directories you changed the permissions on. This may cause problems on some webservers. To avoid this, you can use a Joomla component like eXtplorer to update the permission through the Joomla administration.
Find out more about file permissions in the Joomla documentation.