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  • Resolved trista


    I am new to word press and cannot seem to get things in order to upload. I see this message on the upload page. **It doesn’t look like you can use the file upload feature at this time because the directory you have specified doesn’t appear to be writable by WordPress. Check the permissions on the directory and for typos.** I have checked for typos, but that doesn’t seem to be the problem. I am wondering where to find the directory so that I may change the permissions. Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • Lorelle


    See Changing_File_Permissions for step by step instructions.

    You have to instruct your server to give permission for that folder or file to be used. It’s part of your security protection.



    yes, everytime i try to upload an mp3. file from my computer to Tripod it keeps giving me this..
    An error occurred while we were trying to complete your task.

    Unable to convert filename to a legal filename

    why is that?

    Moderator James Huff


    Are you uploading the file using FTP or WordPress’ upload manager?

    If you are using WP’s upload manager, make sure that “mp3” is listed in the “Allowed file extensions:” section of Options/Miscellanious.

    If you are using FTP, try a different FTP client like Cyberduck (Mac) or FileZilla (PC).



    Thanks for the help Lorelle. I am ready to rock and roll with some cool templates. Thanks again!

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