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[resolved] Newbie - problem uploading images (4 posts)

  1. phuile
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am using v2.9.2
    When I tried to upload an image to the Media Library (or insert directly into a post), I got the following error message:

    "Unable to create directory /data/in/b/bccommonground/www/wp-content/uploads/2010/04. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"

    I've checked the www directory and the wp-content directory, they both seem to be writable. What can be causing this problem?

    Thanks!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    chmod 777 /wp-content
    do an upload
    chmod back to 755
    should work from now on

  3. phuile
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks ... I am new to this so not quite sure what you mean by 777 and 755. I can see a wp-content folder, in which there are 3 other folders:
    - plugins
    - themes (which I have uploaded my own theme)
    - uploads (which have no files in it)

    Are you saying that I should upload the images to the "uploads" folder? Or some place else?

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are you saying that I should upload the images to the "uploads" folder? Or some place else?

    yes you can manually upload them wherever you want as long as it's specified in the dashboard
    Settings - Miscellaneous

    you can change the folder permissions or chmod with an ftp client or your host's file manager to do it automatically through wordpress

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