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how do I upload images to a post? (3 posts)

  1. wleonhardt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there,

    New to WordPress, got my first ever domain set up to auto-install and host WP 2.0.1....and I have no idea about how to solve this error:

    "Unable to create directory /home/warrleo1/public_html/wp-content/uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"

    I got this while trying to use the 'upload' tab. I honestly have zero clue of what to do...I'm a total newbie. Anyone care to help?

  2. Usayd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Firstly its a bad idea to use a auto-installer, but seeing as you have I guess it should be okay. Using a FTP application (filezilla), visit the directory that is specified in that URL (/wp-content/uploads) and right click, set the permissions to 777. If the directory doesn't exist there then just create it and then set the perms. You can probably use something less risky then 777 but its best to try with that and then reduce it.

    If it doesn't work, come back crying :)

  3. wleonhardt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Bingo Bango. After fumbling around like an idiot, I followed what you were saying. Never even created a new directory on a webserver before! Duh. More excitement will ensue, I'm sure. I'm wiping my tears, now ;>

    Thanks, Usayd. You are the best.

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