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  • I’m updating a WordPress site set up by someone else and I’m trying to upload a theme but when I try to download the Import WordPress Tool I get this error message:

    Before you can upload your import file, you will need to fix the following error:
    Unable to create directory uploads/2013/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    I’m fairly new to WordPress and CSS so you’ll have to walk me through this. Any suggestions?

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  • I’m trying to upload a theme but when I try to download the Import WordPress Tool I get this error message:

    If you are trying to upload a theme, why are you downloading the Import tool?

    Perhaps these will be helpful:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Themes

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

    Also: http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#No_Bumping

    The directions from the theme I have say to download it, is there a better way?

    These are the directions:

    To import this information into a WordPress site follow these steps: –>
    <!– 1. Log in to that site as an administrator. –>
    <!– 2. Go to Tools: Import in the WordPress admin panel. –>
    <!– 3. Install the “WordPress” importer from the list. –>
    <!– 4. Activate & Run Importer. –>
    <!– 5. Upload this file using the form provided on that page. –>
    <!– 6. You will first be asked to map the authors in this export file to users –>
    <!– on the site. For each author, you may choose to map to an –>
    <!– existing user on the site or to create a new user. –>
    <!– 7. WordPress will then import each of the posts, pages, comments, categories, etc. –>
    <!– contained in this file into your site. –>

    Also, I’m not sure how to get to the code page to change the file permissions since the site was set up on a different computer.

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