Support #3198


Revolution Slider plugin gets error when creating "layers"

Added by scott voth over 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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Hi - The Revolution Slider plugin works okay for single layer slides, but if you want to overlay an image with some text, you get a permissions error - "Can't write file "var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/plugins/revslider/rs-plugin/css/dynamic-captions.css" (see attached).

Is it possible to grant rights to that folder, so that users can write to the file?


revolution slider error msg.PNG (5.29 KB) revolution slider error msg.PNG scott voth, 2014-05-03 03:23 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Rejected

Hi Scott - After some investigation, here are my thoughts on the matter:

1. I generally strongly dislike making these changes. It's a sign that the plugin was incorrectly coded. I even wrote a blog post about it once That said, I will make exceptions now and again
2. In this particular case, it's unwise to make an exception. The plugin was written in a way that is not multisite-aware. If I allow one site on our network to change the contents of this file, it will change the contents for all other users as well.

So, on balance, this seems like a case where it's better to lose this bit of functionality than to bend our security practices while at the same time creating more problems for multiple users of the plugin. I hope that sounds reasonable to you.

Actions #3

Updated by Matt Gold about 8 years ago

Is it worth keeping this plugin if one can't put text over the slides? What is our recommended slider plugin? Do we have one that works?


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