Am not owner for my folders (wordpress 1 click install)



i really hope somebody can help. I have installed 1-click wordpress on a basic hosting plan with dreamhost and it will not let me upgrade to the latest version or install a new theme (both from wordpress admin or trying to ftp). In fact i have no permissions to change permissions, yet I am the only user on the hosting account. Sorry if I’m being stupid but am new to this.


You may be logging in with the wrong account for FTP.

Go to and look at the user listed there as “User: …”

Are you logging in with that ID?

Also what error is WP giving you?


Thanks - dreamhost had to do a fix for me - i was logging in with the ONLY ftp - not sure what issue was but their fault. At least i know i’m not going mad. Thanks for trying to solve though!