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  1. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Carthik has been helping me with converting my blog to WP from Typepad. Somehow the Wp upload path must've changed because I'm now getting this error:

    "It doesn't look like you can use the file upload feature at this time because the directory you have specified (/home/richard2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content) doesn't appear to be writable by WordPress. Check the permissions on the directory"

    I'd like to change the upload path to http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    Can someone direct me how to do this? Also, how do I make sure the Uncategorized folder is readable & writable for WP? Using ftp, I designated it readable & writable for owner. Do I have to do this for group or public? I assume not but tell me if I'm wrong.

  2. The folder should either be 755 or 777. 755 is preferable, but 777 is sometimes required to get the job done. For this reason, I highly recommend having a separate upload folder in the WordPress root, like /wordpress/images/ or /wordpress/upload/.

  3. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I found the place to change the folder upload path & & now I can upload.

  4. Ah, sorry about missing that part. It's too late for details.

  5. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just discoverd that I cannot view any of the images I've uploaded. I get a 404 error when I try to view an uploaded image via my browser.

    I'm sure I've misconfigured something but don't know what.

    My destination directory & url directory are:

    /home/richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/

    We've had to customize these paths because of the weird folder settings that came with my Typepad upload folders.

  6. So, if you are uploading them to /photos/uncategorized/, can you confirm that photos exist in /photos/uncategorized/ ?

  7. The URL for your pictures would seem to be http://www.richardsilverstein.com/photos/uncategorized/ (assuming that's the site we're talking about.

    "public_html" is a physical directory on the server, not part of a URL - it typically corresponds to the root of your site. (http://www.richardsilverstein.com/) in your case.

  8. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "So, if you are uploading them to /photos/uncategorized/, can you confirm that photos exist in /photos/uncategorized/ ?"

    I've checked via ftp & I see the images there. They just won't display when I put the link into my browser & when I try to add them to an image link.

  9. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "The URL for your pictures would seem to be http://www.richardsilverstein.com/photos/uncategorized/ (assuming that's the site we're talking about."

    That is my Typepad blog site. I'm moving over to WP & my current URL (till I get my domain switched over) is http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/tikun_olam/

  10. Same thing applies.

    For that site "public_html" will correspond to http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/ and your images are in http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/photos/uncategorized/

  11. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, Les. That helped me get the paths straight (I think). Now, I can view the images in my browser. But for some reason (& this may be a separate problem), the images won't display in a sidebar link.

    Here are the new filepaths I'm using in Options/Miscellaneous:
    Destination directory:
    /home/richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    URL directory:
    http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/photos/uncategorized/

    Do I have them right now? Any ideas on why the images won't display? I notice that all 3 images which won't display are jpgs (though there are amazon jpgs that display just fine).

  12. That URL certainly leads to your images. Can you give a link to the page where you're trying to display the images? And mention where they're supposed to be, so we can have a look at the links?

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