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Error message when uploading images (6 posts)

  1. bassxman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get this message when I try to upload pics- Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/02. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
    What does this mean?

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A) Manually create the folder.
    B) Consult with host on how to set write permissions for WP to create this folder when required.

  3. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This might help on the permissions, http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  4. bassxman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where do I go to change permissions? or to create a folder?

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sign in to your hosted account and use whatever they provide as a file manager or use ftp. http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients

    You need to go here, wp-content/uploads/ and create these directories, 2013/02

  6. Marius Nego
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You get this error because you don't have the correct permission set on wp-content/uploads folder. Just solving this issue is not enough, you have to use a FTP client and modify recursively all folder and files access.

    Folders need 755 and files 644. Other folders and files may have improper permissions and this is usually a flaw in your website security.

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