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  • tara2525


    I’m getting failed to write file to dick error when trying to upload photos. I have my permissions to 777 and have uploaded pics via ftp to the folder they go in. The pics aren’t showing they are there when I try to upload them in wp. HELP!

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  • Today I started experiencing this issue as well after successfully uploading several photos. I did an extensive search on this forum and Google I was amazed to not find a clear resolution. This lead me to searching through the WordPress core files for the error message to see what was going on. The error message seemed to be triggered after the file was uploaded to the temporary directory where php stores the newly uploaded file. I did not have access to this directory, so I contacted my host and they were able to repair/remove the temporary files in the directory. This immediately resolved the issue for me and I hope this helps resolve it for all of you.


    Assign 766 recursive permissions to wp-contents directory of your blog and also add this code in htaccess:

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    SecFilterEngine Off
    SecFilterScanPOST Off

    Make sure that you have set the proper upload directory path from wordpress admin area -> settings -> miscellaneous settings.


    Shane G.

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