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cant upload images on my local server

  • Hi everyone ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have wordpress installed on my computer on a local XAMPP server. I have started working on a website, but am unable to upload any images. I have had a look at a live wordpress site I have, and then at the local server. On my local server I did not have an upoads folder for my media files. I aassumed this was the problem, so I created one. However, this hasmade no difference.
    Can someone PKEASEadvise?

    Many thanks

    Sarah

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  • What error are you receiving?

    Have you given IUSR write permissions to that directory location?

    Thanks for the interest.
    The error is

    Unable to create directory /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    I have looked at the folders and they are readable and writeable by me.
    I am not sure what IUSR is? I had a look on the local server and a far as I can tell the permissions are set. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place?
    The above error refers to an uploads folder. i have looked in the location specified and there was not one there. So, I created one. this has not made any difference.

    I have looked at the folders and they are readable and writeable by me.

    The above error refers to an uploads folder. i have looked in the location specified and there was not one there.

    Exactly what permissions did you grant the uploads folder? You may need read-write-delete permissions for everyone, not just your ID

    Well I am the only user for my site. shall I change the WP installation to read write for all users on my computer?

    WordPress doesn’t run as you the same way it does …. Well right its a permissions thing usually. And alas, it sounds Ike you’re on windows and that’s out of my expertise. I don’t know what the file permissions for XAMMP needs to be.

    Actually I am using Xampp on OSX.
    I tried changing the permissions for everyone on the wordpress folder locally and then when I tried adding an image to my blog, I got some sort of fatal error. So, I have changed the folder back now, and I am in the same position as before. I am unable to add images on my wordpress file.

    I’m having the same issue. Didn’t have a problem until I upgraded to 3.0.1. Now when I try to upload files from my computer I get โ€œimagename.jpgโ€ has failed to upload due to an error
    Unable to create directory /home/.jellies/kristinalynn/kristinalynnphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    Originally after the upgrade all the folders were set to these permissions:
    OWNER: read, write, execute
    Group: read, execute
    OTHER: read, execute

    I have gone through and tried setting all the folders: blog, wp-content, uploads, 2010 and 08 to read, write, execute for all three categories and I’m still getting the same message. A little irritating! Anything else I can try?

    Make the uploads folder (and any subfolders under that) this:
    OWNER: read, write, execute
    Group: read, write, execute
    OTHER: read, write, execute

    Yeah, I know. But just try it.

    FYI, DO NOT make the wp-content folder that, you only want to change the uploads folder and it’s children.

    Nope that didn’t work. I changed EVERY folder under the uploads folder to read, write, execute and it still doesn’t work ๐Ÿ™

    I am having the same problem. I tried changing the permissions only on the upload folder and that did not work. Incidentally, I had to create the uploads folder myself, as it was not there when I installed wordpress 3.0.1
    PLEASE can someone help as I am unable to design my site without this working!

    Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hooray— It is now working. I had not changed the permissions to all for the children of the uploads folder. that is now done, and I created a 09 folder….and Voila! KristinaLynn, i hope you can resolve this now?

    Nope I’m still having problems. I’ve changed all my permissions like I should and still not working ๐Ÿ™ Getting a little annoyed.

    I am having a problem with page margins. I am trying to upload images onto the first page, but they keep getting cut off on the right side

    I did the same as KristinaLynn. Everything contained in “uploads” has been set to 777 and it is *still* telling me I don’t have permission to upload. Shy of doing wp-content too (which Ipstenu says NOT to up above), I can’t think of why else this wouldn’t be working.

    Does it matter that I recently migrated my site from another host? (I’ve already changed the path to reflect where wordpress resides on my new host in the media settings.)

    Uploading to flickr and inputting their whole URL linkfest shebang is really grating so I’d like to get this working.

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