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  • Cannot upload any new images to WP Media file.When trying to upload a message is recieved (upload cannot be saved-is the directory writable?)
    How is this problem resolved?

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  • Hi,

    Check with these options:

    – Assign 766 recursive permissions to wp-contents directory
    -> Make sure that you have set the proper file upload path from wordpress admin area -> settings section
    -> disable all the plugins and enable it one by one to find out the culprit


    Shane G.



    Forum Moderator

    Make sure you try Shane G’s steps in the order he listed to avoid lots of time dealing with those plugins if it isn’t needed.

    @shane G
    When you post steps like this it might be helpful to make sure you note to do them in the order you list. Start with the most likely (you did) and easiest fixes. Just my advice. 🙂



    Forum Moderator

    I’d also suggest that you don’t assume that users will know what the phrase “recursive permissions” means. Or that they even how to change file permissions.

    Thanks guys for your input, but none of these options have worked so far.

    1) Do you have /tmp directory? Check that and check its permissions as

    2) Is your upload path correct? Check here:

    go to admin panel, then go to settings –> Miscellaneous..

    Upload path in Miscellanous directory – /wp-content/uploads….is this correct?

    Here is the message received when trying to upload pics or any media……(Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/2009/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server?)

    Nothing has worked so far….thanks to everyone who has commented!

    Problem resolved……wp dashboard-miscellaneous file….removing the / in front of wp-content/uploads, and unchecking organize files by month/year.

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