Support » Plugin: WP-Stateless - Google Cloud Storage » Bybass local storage of file before uploading to GCS

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    My website is hosted with App Engine and hence the wp-content/uploads directory cannot be written. That’s why I opted for this plugin. But it seems wp-stateless is also trying to store the file temporarily in uploads folder, before uploading to GCS.

    Because of this, I’m getting following error:
    Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/{year}/{month}. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Is there a way to bypass this and directly upload it to the GCS server?

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  • Plugin Author Eric Sopp


    We’re looking into this. Thanks for the tip!



    Thank you. FYI, Google Cloud Storage plugin does this.

    Plugin Author Eric Sopp


    We’ll check it out.

    Beyond that, what about the Google plugin does not work for you? Why WP-Stateless over the other option?

    Thanks again



    Google plugin slows down the website like hell. TTFB with Google plugin is 22sec and without Google plugin is 2sec. Also, their recent update broke the website. Informed the same to their support and there is no response.

    The only other plugin which looks promising in this is WP-Stateless!

    Thanks again.



    Dear Support,

    we are also facing with the same problem.

    When I’ve installed the plugin on my local computer, WP stored the uploaded file localy, and after it uploaded to the bucket.

    At this moment when the site / plugin runs on Google Cloud then it doesn’t work, because the root file system is read only…

    Thank you for you help in advance.

    PS: do you accept a donation for this fantastic plugin?

    Best regards,
    Sandor for Hungary

    Plugin Author Eric Sopp


    Quick Update.

    We’re testing a version of Stateless on App Engine now. Hopefully, I’ll have good news for everyone later this week.

    In the meantime, if you’re interested in helping us test out this feature – please email me at Thanks

    Awesome Eric. Sent you an email. Looking forward to the new version.

    Plugin Author Eric Sopp


    Alright, we can support App Engine. We’ll include this in the next release.

    If anyone else is interested in helping us test a release candidate, please email me directly at


    can I ask you is there any progress in this development?

    Thank you in advance.


    Plugin Author Eric Sopp


    This functionality is now available with v3.0 released today.

    Our updated Stateless mode will skip local storage entirely and we now offer a compatibility mode for Google App Engine.

    Download WP-Stateless v3.0 and enjoy these new features. Thanks!

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