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[Plugin: Post Thumb Revisited] Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail. (13 posts)

  1. neofufalum
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    when i go to the setting it shows this Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/alakhnors-post-thumb/

  2. Andrew Ortega
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    Thank you for this great plugin. I have had the chance to use PT a couple of times in various projects and it worked great. But for some odd reason, on a fresh install of WP 2.5.1, I couldn't get the test thumbnail to get created. I get the same message "Cannot create test thumbnail" after having activated the Plugin and going in the settings.

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    PHP version 5.2.5
    Remote files Retrieve remote file is OK
    Dealing with remote file also requires php 4.3.0 or later
    GD version bundled (2.0.34 compatible)
    Safe mode Safe mode off
    Memory limit 128M
    Memory usage Function memory_get_usage available
    Set Memory limit Memory can be set
    wordTube Wordtube detected. Path: wordtube
    Test image
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    Perhaps someone could suggest where this is coming from, as I don't have any other plugins installed and don't have a clue where to look to fix this. Thanks in advance.

  3. lucasmcdonnell
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, I can tell you what worked for me. I went into wp-content/uploads/ and created a directory called 'pth', so that I now have wp-content/uploads/pth. I then right clicked on the directory, and used chmod to give write access to the directory (in the box that pops up when you chmod, just type in '777', without quotes of course).

    The test image was then able to be created. Hope this helps someone.

  4. OzBlog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i get the same error message

    Although, i didn't change any of the info that had automatically been entered into Location Settings Options.

    i also created a folder in wp-content/uploads called pthumbs and made it writable, but i still get the same message and it just shows the default question mark thumbnail in my posts.

    should that folder really be called "pth" instead of "pthumbs". i tried that aswell and still didnt work.

  5. OzBlog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    um, does no one really know how to fix this?

    Also, my thumbs are not saving in the pthumbs folder but into the uploads folder. but even when i manually move them to the pthumbs folder they still don't show up in the post.

  6. gloriagoldrea
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did any body find the answer to this question?

    I get this error:
    Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail.

  7. Billy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I get the same error:
    Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail.

    I have the pth folder maked witk 777 permitions but nothingh ,,,

  8. hellows
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    the same here. nothing is working. i use the one-theme.

    get this.

    Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail.

  9. sarahd
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For some reason I had to set the thumb folder to CHMOD 755, not 777. That was for a site hosted by Dreamhost. On other hosts 777 has worked fine.

  10. djvibe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i have the same problem. Although I have installed PT with minimal efforts on a Linux server I am having trouble with a Windows server running IIS. I have WP running with no other errors so far.. only PT isnt working..

    Has anyone successfully configures PT on a windows server?

    Cheers,

    G

  11. enoyad
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same error. I tried lucasmcdonnell solution and it worked like a charm.
    Thanks!

  12. tamebay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yep, I have this same problem. CHMOD 777 doesn't make any difference (I tried 755 too just in case and that doesn't work either).

    I'm wondering about this bit:

    PHP version 5.2.8
    Remote files Retrieve remote file is OK
    Dealing with remote file also requires php 4.3.0 or later

    Did something change in a PHP version between 4.3 and 5.2 that's stopped the plugin working?

  13. doodlemojo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the error "Update error: Cannot create test thumbnail." with WP 2.7 and got it working following this:

    1) Created a new directory under /wp-content/uploads. Called it 'thumbs'
    2) Did a CHMOD 775 on the new directory from step 1 ( /wp-content/uploads/thumbs/ )
    3) Logged to WP admin and went to Dashboard-> Settings-> Post Thumb-> Basic Options
    4) Entered the following in the "Folder Name":

    wp-content/uploads/thumbs

    5) Hit "Update" (obviously)

    Note: CHMOD 777 did not work so i used 755 as suggested above and got it working on ipowerweb.

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