[closed] Can't upload images to the Media Library (5 posts)

  1. terri.swiatek@yahoo.com
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have not been able to upload any images to the WordPress Media Library, using version 3.6. I keep getting an error that states: “imagename.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error
    Failed to write file to disk or Error saving media attachment.

    I have tried the following steps listed below and am still unable to upload anything to the Media Library regardless of file type (jpg, gif, png etc.) or file size (2kb 4kb etc.)

    1)I have deactivated all plugins.
    2)I have deleted all plugins via ftp
    3)I have deactivated my custom theme and switched to default Twenty Twelve theme
    4)I have deleted my custom theme files completely
    5)I have cleared my browsers cache and then tried uploading images to the site afterwards

    None of these actions has allowed me to be able to upload images to the library.

    I have searched the forum for other options but have not found any.

    If anyone has any alternatives I should try before doing a complete re-install of wordpress, possibly to an earlier version, I'd greatly appreciate it.


  2. terri.swiatek@yahoo.com
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found the answer to this online here http://seomagz.com/2010/07/wordpress-failed-to-write-file-to-disk-error-troubleshoot-steps/

    Resetting the permissions on the uploads folder to 777 via ftp worked.

  3. mxma1
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just ran into this issue and changing permissions to 777 did not solve it.

    My solution ended up being a problem with my image's file name. It contained multiple hyphens in the name "Incompatible---image---name---example.jpg"

    After changing it to "Compatible-image-name-example.jpg" it worked.

  4. bigsobaka
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm having this problem but when I try to change my file permissions via FTP it said "500 'SITE' command not understood." I dont think the server is letting me change it. Any thoughts?

  5. tomasleite
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am having the same trouble since yesterday.

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