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Error saving media attacment

  • For some reason all of a sudden I can no longer upload images. Some also in Media Library show as broken links. PHP54_error log reports this:
    PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_shortcode() in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wp-includes\media.php on line 715

    Brought up media.php and line 715 is:
    add_shortcode(‘wp_caption’, ‘img_caption_shortcode’);
    add_shortcode(‘caption’, ‘img_caption_shortcode’);

    Have searched and cannot find fix. Tried adding WP_MEMORY_LIMIT

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • esmi


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    Try re-uploading all files & folders – except the wp-content folder – from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

    Oh.. one thing I did not mention.. which may affect the possible fix is the fact that I used WebMatrix and am hosting an in house Intranet site with MS SQL.
    Thanks again.



    Forum Moderator

    So WP running on MS SQL?

    Yes it is running on MS SQL and WebMatrix with microsoft web platform.



    Forum Moderator

    Did you try the re-upload of fresh core files?

    Okay.. I have read up on how this is done. My WP file structure is a little different and since I host with my own server.. I technically don’t have to http://ftp... I can just copy over the fresh core files, correct after turning off all plugins. I use Weaver II as my theme. Last time I did a auto update to WP.. it broke. so I want to be careful. My version now is 3.4.2… so I should copy new core files 3.5.1 over? Also on VM so have done a snapshot. I just wonder why it just all of a sudden broke. I have been trying different plugins to try to use different functionality for the site. Want to use eventually as a CMS. But I need stability first and foremost. If I did something wrong.. I would like to figure out what it might have been.
    Thanks for your help



    Forum Moderator

    I can just copy over the fresh core files, correct

    Not quite. You will need to run wp-admin/upgrade.php. And, of course, backup your database first. The basic details are in Upgrading_WordPress. Just ignore the references to FTP.

    I just wonder why it just all of a sudden broke.

    It looks like you might have some file corruption – judging by the error message above.

    I am upgrading on Host Server.. Do I need to stop all services before upgrading the core files? Such as IIS?
    Have done back-up.. php and mysql are version ready.

    I upgraded the files.. did not fix media error and because I am using web matrix it denied some of the files from being replaced. 🙁

    Any other ideas?


    Just for fun I created a clean install of wordpress. no webmatrix.. just IIS 7, MySql, PHP, and wordpress.. still have error uploading media…

    Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/03. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Help… I know it is permissions but where?


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