How does Dynamik deal with file permissions issues?

By default Dynamik leaves the server file permissions alone, letting the WordPress defaults of 755 for folders and 644 for files take effect. In some cases, however, 755 doesn't work with regard to Child Themes such as Dynamik needing to be able to write to its /wp-content/uploads/dynamik-gen/theme/ directory. In such cases the usual cause is unusually strict or unique server file permission settings.

When Dynamik does run into these issues it first checks to see if it can adjust these file permissions itself. If it can then what it does is temporarily change the Dynamik inner folders to 777, just long enough to perform the writable task (eg. Import/Export, Image Upload, writing new styles, etc...). Once the task is finished it changes these permissions back to 755. So this means that in these rare cases that the server won't allow writing to these folders, Dynamik adjusts the permissions for a split second and then back again, helping to maintain the integrity of your server's security.

Sometimes, however, even Dynamik can't make these permissions adjustments, in which case you'll need to read the "Related Article" at the bottom of this page.