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  • Hi, everyone.

    I manage several WordPress blogs but seem to be running into a problem with one, and only one. I’m using the theme Desk Mess 1.2 and when I go to upload images, I get the following error message:

    “tales_title.png” has failed to upload due to an error
    Unable to create directory [SERVER LOCATION]. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    This is the ONLY blog I am having this problem with and I get this error when I use both the browser and Flash uploader. The workaround is that I manually plug in the images by URL, but it’s beginning to become a hassle. Can you tell me if this is…

    1. A template issue
    2. A web host issue
    3. Something else

    Thanks for your time and help on this matter.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Try changing the permissions on the wp-content directory to 766. If you still have problems, try 767, 775 or 777. Once your uploads are working, change the permissions on wp-content back to 755 again and check that everything still works OK.

    I was facing same issue but when I deactivate wp smush it plugin issue was resolved so if you are using that then try disabling that and check!


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