Wordpress: wp-config to writable

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    Some plugin or wordpress gives me this message:

System detection encountered issues
A definition of a siteurl or homeurl was detected in your wp-config.php, but the file is not writable.
Set your wp-config.php to writable and reload this page.

Any help is appreciated.


It looks like some plugin you’re using needs writing permission to wp-config.php file, you can do it executing:

sudo chmod 664 /opt/bitnami/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-config.php
sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart apache

Best regards,
Carlos R. Hernández

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Great. That seems to have fixed it. Thank you.


We are glad that you were able to fix the issue. We are marking the previous answer as “Solution” and this topic as “Solved”.
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Carlos R. Hernández

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