[resolved] How to change image upload folder permission? (6 posts)

  1. wpnewbie
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How can the image upload directory permission can be changed from wp-content to wp-images? When I tried it, it says I have no permission to upload to the images folder, as apparently content is my standard WP upload folder.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You need to change the permissions of wp-images to 755 or 766 or 777. It will differ according to your host.
    That okay ?

  3. wpnewbie
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Should I change this 755 permission in a .php file in the root on my WP blog's server? On the below listed page they say to change it to 666, so not everyone can get in, but it's not even clear to me if I need to change that on my FTP or in my WP admin panel?

    I really am a newbie, I have no clue how to change that, I'm trying to select the wp-images folder, but it just gives me a text file with my username before each file.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's the folder you need to change, not a file.

    A file can be 666
    A folder should be - in this case - what I wrote above.

    What ftp client do you have ?

  5. chaaban
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can also do it Using Internet Explorer

    log to your site using : ftp://yoursite

    click on file --> LOG In As

    then right click on the folder you want to change permission

    Then go to Propreties ---> Permissions .

    Et Voila !

    Hope this can help you .

  6. wpnewbie
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You guys are awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to help out :)

    I got it to work by using Hostgators File Manager in the cpanel. They even have a nice movie on how to do what you told me earlier:

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