WordPress Permissions Update Error – How to Fix

If you’re running into the WordPress core upgrade failure or plugins/themes update issues when you try to update/upgrade via the admin interface, all you need to do is reset the file permissions on the core files and the problem will most likely be fixed and you’ll be able to process with the update.

Provided you have SSH access to your server, run the following set of commands and this will likely fix your issue.

Reset all file permissions  664:

 find /path/to/site/ -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;

Reset all directory permissions to 775:

 find /path/to/site/ -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;

Reset the group ownership to the wordpress or www-data group (or whatever your nginx/apache group name is):

 chgrp -R wordpress /path/to/wodpress_site_directory/

After you run these commands you should be able to successfully update WordPress code, plugins and themes with no issues.

Install Archidroid v3.0.0 experimental ROM on the Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)

XDA-forums original Archidroid thread for Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300): [ROM] [4.4.4] [CyanogenMod] [Linaro 4.9] [Excellent] [06/09/14] ArchiDroid V2.5.3

Currently the stable version is version 2.3.5, and I wanted to go with the 3.0.1 experimental version, and here’s how to do just that:

1. Go to the Archidroid’s github repository: i9300-cm-experimental

2. And download the repository zip: direct download zip of i9300-cm-experimental

3. After the download is finished, unzip the archive.

4. Download 7zip from here: 7zip.org

5. After you’ve extracted the i9300-cm-experimental zip archive, go into the directory, select everything (Ctrl+A shortcut) and right click and select 7zip > Add to archive… and select Compression Level: Fastest and the Compression method: Deflate and click ok. Continue reading

Delete a Github forked repository

Navigate to the repository you want to delete.

In the repository action bar, click Settings.


Under Danger Zone, click Delete this repository.


Read the warnings.

To verify that you’re deleting the correct repository, type the name of the repository you want to delete.


Click I understand the consequences, delete this repository.

BMI-Calories.com – a free heath and fitness calculator index

Global Average BMI value for both men and women

Global Average BMI value for both men and women

BMI Calories  is a small index off free health and fitness calculators mainly designed to be universally applicable for worldwide usage (each one has a metric system and a standard US measuring system).

The above picture is a screenshot of the interactive geo-chart-map, which displays the average BMI values in 177 countries for both men and women and can be found on the bmi calculator page.

Other calculators available on the site:

  • BMR calculator – for figuring out your basal metabolic rate (or resting metabolic rate, as it is sometimes referred to)
  • A Calorie intake calculator – for figuring out how many calories a day the body requires depending on the physical activity level you undergo. The nice thing about it is that it also has a section with a table of physical activities that span over ~300 or so different types of activities and their associated calorie consumption / expenditure values.
  • Body Fat percentage calculator – the name says it all, however what’s nice about it is that, aside from the actual body fat percentage value calculated, it also provides some insights into fat and lean mass,  body adiposity index (also known as BAI), and a value of the body fat extracted using the BMI – for adults and children alike.

Like with the interesting information from the global average BMI, all other calculators come with a plethora of additional information related to the actual calculation, which makes it a great resource for whenever you need to calculate these values, but also have some time to browse around.