Imported Database from old site - but cannot upoloda images! (5 posts)

  1. Phildub
    Posted 6 years ago #


    First, I know what the cause of the problem is, but I don't know how to resolve it.

    I had problems with a site so I finally backed up the DB, and deleted the account and etc in my cpanel - then I created a new account, installed WP, etc, and imported the DB.

    Unfortunately, when I created this new account I used a different username.

    When I try to upload images to a post - using the Media Uploader, it tells me:

    Add media files from your computer
    Unable to create directory /home/USERNAME1/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2008/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    EDIT - hmm, same problem trying to upload plugins.

    Where USERNAME1 should now be USERNAME2 due to my new install.
    - How can I change this?

  2. Robert S
    Posted 6 years ago #


    An idea...

    Re-import user and usermeta tables from old into new DB.


  3. Phildub
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you - how do i do that please?

  4. Robert S
    Posted 6 years ago #


    1) Open up the SQL backup in a text editor.
    2) Copy the code that recreates each of the above tables.
    3) Paste and run in phpMyAdmin (SQL) to recreate each table.

    Remember, this is just a thought and something I would try based on what you are telling us. I would naturally perform backups of DB along the way so thT i was easily able to rollback 'just in case'.


  5. Take a close look at the Settings->Miscellaneous page. Is your username on there anywhere?

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