I'm getting the following error trying to install WordPress 3.3.2 for multiple users:
"Unable to create directory /virtual/etc/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"
or if I manually create the directory via FTP:
"The uploaded file could not be moved to /virtual/etc/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files."
I have tried to install an older version (WordPress MU 2.9.2) but same issue.
I have however a regular WordPress blog (2.8 version) running on the same server without any problem.
NOTE: Changing permissions for folders to 777 or whatever doesn't solve anything.
While searching through older topics I found the following explanation for this problem:
"Even though I had set permissions for folders to 777 there wasstill the same error of not being able to create/move file to uploads/2009 - it did not matter what I did - delete files, recreate them in FTP.
In the end I had to create the Folder w-pcontent/uploads (or whatever you want to specify it as in the misc settings page) manually in my DB manager (plesk)and NOT via FTP. This is due to the pache server creating the folder via FTP and not me - therefore different OWNER.
So in essence do not create the folder via FTP d it manually on your DB.
Phew. Sorted now I can do the simple job of blogging."
Now I'd like to try if this works, however I have no idea how to create a folder using a database manager. Can someone help?