Revolution Slider plugin gets error when creating "layers"
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?
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 http://teleogistic.net/2013/04/wordpress-developers-write-to-the-filesystem-the-right-way/ 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.