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Plugin upload error: "Please select a file" (10 posts)

  1. btsang
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi!

    I've just managed to get my site up and running that I'm doing via Google's App Engine.

    I'm actually trying to install the app engine optimisation plugin right now but WordPress isn't letting me upload anything. It keeps going to an error page with the simple message "Please select a file", which is thoroughly perplexing.

    I'm hoping this isn't a problem with my Google cloud SQL service, because that would be a pain in the arse.

    I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas? I would greatly appreciate it!

  2. graphical_force
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    What happens when you search for a plugin and then try to install it and not trying to upload one?

  3. btsang
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi graphical_force

    It asks me for FTP credentials instead, which I'm also having trouble with :/ Namely my hostname, FTP username and password, which I've been trying to guess for a while now but to no avail :(

  4. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I've been trying to guess for a while now but to no avail :(

    Have you asked your hosting company for those? They are not the same as your WP login.

  5. graphical_force
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Your saying you are being asked that through the WordPress admin screen?

  6. btsang
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    It always comes out with something like Failed to connect to FTP Server localhost:21

  7. graphical_force
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Have you spoke with your hosting company like WPyogi asked?

  8. btsang
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    @graphical_force yes, I believe so (sorry for the not very helpful answer!)

    @WPyogi I'm hosting via the Google App Engine, so I might have to ask them as you say. Looking around in the their admin page hasn't yielded anything useful yet.

  9. btsang
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the replies btw :) I'll update with anything I find.

  10. burgaard
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Installing plugins and themes on a cloud instance doesn't work because Google App Engine doesn't allow write access to the area where your app files are stored. That's why you get the peculiar error message "Please select a file".

    Google provides the (as of this writing) experimental Google Cloud Storage API for storing and accessing files that aren't part of your deployed app (see https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/php/googlestorage/).

    Short of rewriting WordPress to support Google Cloud Storage under the hood, you might be able to get around this by installing the plugins and themes locally before you upload your WordPress instance to the cloud.

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