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[resolved] Can't install or upload any media. (7 posts)

  1. Zachary B
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Every time I try to upload a theme, image, or basically anything on my self-hosted wordpress blog.. this pops up..

    Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/02. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    And I haven't figured out a way to fix it, please help if you can. Thanks.

  2. surfintica
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just create the file via ftp to get over the hurdle and set the permissions 755

    go to wp-content/uploads/2013/ and then create the folder 02

  3. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Temporarily change the permissions on your /wp-content directory so it's writable to WordPress, then upload something and let WordPress create the directories. Afterwards, be sure to change the permissions back on /wp-content

  4. Zachary B
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, worked instantly.

  5. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome.

  6. lrpacini
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same problem. Using FZ I changed the permissions on wp-content/uploads to 777 and tried to upload. No joy. Then added 2013 folder and set permissions to 777. Still no joy so added 02. Again, no joy. I uploaded a JPG file to 02 via FileZilla and WordPress does not see it in the library. What am I missing?

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Create your own thread for support with your own issue.

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