Unwritable Permissions

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Unwritable Permissions

Post by alanbarry1 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:30 am

first time Joomla user

I am using Joomla 1.5 on MAC OS X, I am using XAMPP and trying to build my site localhost. And when I log into the administrative backend of Joomla! and try to make any changes I cannot!

So I go to Help>System Info>Directory Permissions and every single one of them says "Unwritable" !!

So what am I supposed to do now?


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Re: Unwritable Permissions

Post by RESIV » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:10 pm

Same problem, same situation. First time Joomla user, installing local on a mac for testing purposes.

Got as far as login to admin login using "The Joomla! v 1.5 Quick Start Guide".

I had to manually rewrite the configuration.php file. Had login issues with that and needed to add a new Super Admin user to get access to the admin panel.

Now I'm proceeding with the quick start guide to create a page about baboons. I can't make any changes. Through much searching I was able to determine that my directory permissions are all unwritable.

I found this thread and another with the same issues but no solutions, please advise.


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