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Error “Is its parent directory writable by the server?” Uploading images

  • sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    hi everyall

    the whole line is:
    “Unable to create directory /mnt/web8/41/24/51413724/htdocs/wp-content/uploads/2009/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    it appears every time I want to upload an image. Either using the normal uploader either using a plug in.

    What shall I do?

    Thanks

    ALESSANDRO

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  • url blog/wp-content/uploads

    change the permission of your (uploads) directory to 777

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    great, how do I do that? where do I have to go? In the wordpress interface within my website/blog? somewhere in the Mysql database?

    thanks
    alex

    if you are using an FTP software like FTP pro or Filezilla right click the folder and select Properties

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions#Using_an_FTP_Client

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    well, I am on a Mac… Secondly, my wordpress folder does not exit anymore. I mean that I have copied the content of the folder directly in my root directory of the website so that now I can see all the wp-xxxxx files there. I do not know actually to which folder you are referring to.

    thanks ale. I check the link in the meanwhile.

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    Ok I have done it to index.php now I check if it works

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    I have changed the properties to indx.php but it does not work. shal I change the permissione to alll the files?
    Isn’t it dangerous? Why was it working before without this change in permissions?

    thanks very much
    ALEX

    not the index.php but the folder wp-content/uploads

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    ok

    I have changed permission recursively to wp-content folder using my FTP software. (cyberduck)

    I have double checked the miscellaneous settings (upload folder: wp-content/uploads)

    Still I receive this message:
    Unable to create directory /mnt/web8/41/24/51413724/htdocs/wp-content/uploads/2009/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Thanks for you kind effort
    alex

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    One last detail more. I have installed wordpress 2.8 brand new.

    Before that I have erased the old versione, cleared the databse.

    It is totally new

    tnx
    alex

    S.K
    Member

    @kichu

    The default WordPress doesn’t contain the “uploads” directory inside wp-content directory. You’ll have to create it manually and change its permission to 777.

    That is the only solution.

    S.K

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    Thanks Kichu I have done it too.

    I have created the folder uploads under wp-content

    I have changed permission recursively to wp-content folder using my FTP software. (cyberduck)

    I have double checked the miscellaneous settings (upload folder: wp-content/uploads)

    It’ is puzzling but… still this message:
    “Unable to create directory /mnt/web8/41/24/51413724/htdocs/wp-content/uploads/2009/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    thanks all
    ALEX

    S.K
    Member

    @kichu

    Have you made sure that the “uploads” directory’s permission is shown as 777 after you carried out the change – check the properties of that folder.

    Instead of changing the permission of wp-content folder, try changing the permission of the “uploads” directory itself.

    S.K

    sandrosamba
    Member

    @sandrosamba

    Yes I have made sure that the “uploads” directory’s permission is shown as 777. I directly changed the permission rules for that particular folder.

    I have created the folder uploads under wp-content

    I have changed permission recursively to wp-content folder using my FTP software. (cyberduck)

    I have changed permissions to “uploads” directory.

    I have double checked both wp-content folder’s permission (777) as well as uploads folder’s permissions (777)

    I have double checked the miscellaneous settings (upload folder: wp-content/uploads)

    Still the same error….

    sorry, it is puzzling
    thanks
    ALEX

    S.K
    Member

    @kichu

    Go to miscellaneous settings and uncheck the option “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders” and try uploading images.

    Meanwhile register a support ticket with your web host, just in case!

    S.K

    I have the same exact problem? I’ve read the string of posts and tried the same stuff. Still, I’m unable to upload a photo? Any suggestions?

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