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I just installed WordPress on Ubuntu for the first time according to these instructions:

Everything is working great... Except,

When I try to add my theme to the "wp_content" folder, I get the alert:

You Do Not Have Permissions Necessary to View the Contents of "wp_content"

In my previous life with WAMP, I used to store and edit my themes directly in the wp_content directory. That is the workflow I would like to use for LAMP.

How can I add/edit themes in the wp_content directory without breaking my WordPress installation?

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Are you getting this error when trying to copy/upload the files to your wp-content folder? If so, it's likely just a permissions issue. Is your user account the owner of that folder? If not, try this:

$ sudo chown username /path/to/wp-content

...of course replacing username and the path with appropriate values. That will probably fix the problem, but if it doesn't, you may need to give yourself write access:

$ sudo chmod u+w /path/to/wp-content
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Great!!! That worked: $ sudo chown username /path/to/wp-content – Ed Talmadge Jul 28 '10 at 4:21
Good to hear. Enjoy your project! – EEAA Jul 28 '10 at 4:25

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