I can not install the theme on my wordpress
I installed WordPress on my own on your VPS, but I could not install the theme, it's said this: "Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2019/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server?" And I could not create a new page on my WordPress too.
It also happened the same things when I use "One-Click Apps" to install WordPress.
This is a common wordpress error and isn't related to the Linode specifically.
There is a possibility that the uploads folder is not actually owned by www-data user and group, which is what your webserver uses to access files for Wordpress.
That user needs to have permissions.
Assuming that your WordPress is installed in the
public_html directory, navigate to wp-content folder:
Now change owner and group to www-data:
chown -R www-data:www-data plugins
While you are inside wp-content folder, run the following command to set permissions for plugins and all subdirectories inside it to 755:
chmod 755 -R uploads
Wordpress also offers documentation that can address questions in detail. We hope that helps.
Linode Support Team