We have one WordPress website which is running on a hosting package of HostGator; and a developer has changed permission for the wp-content folder to 777 then the site couldn’t run properly. There are no any surprise in the rendered HTML.
I have to look into the Apache web server error log file via the cPanel X and find some error logs that
related to this issue:
[Wed May 22 23:18:58 2013] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] SoftException in Application.cpp:668: Directory "/home/username/public_html/wp-content" is writeable by group [Wed May 22 23:18:44 2013] [error] [client 184.108.40.206] SoftException in Application.cpp:313: File "/home/username/public_html/wp-content/plugins/test-permission/input.php" is writeable by group
How to fix SoftException in Application.cpp issue?
Just need to change the permission for this directory and its sub-directories to 755. As the cPanel File Manager doesn’t allow me to change permissions recurse into sub-directories so I have to use FileZilla as below: