Joomla An Error has occurred Unable to open configuration.php file to write

Joomla An Error has occurred Unable to open configuration.php file to write

If you try to edit the global configuration in Joomla and receive the message

An Error has occurred! Unable to open configuration.php file to write!

On your serverset the permissions for the configuration.php in the root of the website to enable modify permissions to the Internet guest account.

Internet guest account modify permissions

You may also get an error uploading images

Warning: Failed to move file!

Error. Unable to upload file.

warning failed to move file uploading image

Set the internet guest account to have permissions on the following folders and files:

images
media
uploadfiles
components
language
modules
templates
administrator/backups
administrator/components
configuration.php

One thought on “Joomla An Error has occurred Unable to open configuration.php file to write

  1. Netman

    From experience it does not matter what permissions you set on the folders and config files at first. Joomla has a weard way of setting up the FTP access to the configuration file.
    Joomla does not need FTP to install. But if you select it and then try and configure it it gives you errors. I found a great tutorial on UTUBE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzBNjCkViRU

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