note - I guess this update was considered a "bump", as this post was deleted within 30 minutes. Apologies if this was the case. In keeping with protocol, here is my follow up from yesterday:
I just moved my site from a /wordpress/ subdirectory to the root (http://caspca.org)
My media upload is broken - error:
“boot1.JPG” has failed to upload due to an error
The uploaded file could not be moved to /home/caspca/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2012/06.
I am also having problems in Appearance > Editor making file writable, which I'm guessing goes to the same issue of making files writable. As an example, I can wipe out my header.php file completely via Dreamweaver on the live server, yet the header remains completely intact on the live site.
I have looked at numerous related posts, all suggesting that this is a file permissions issue. I have tried changing permissions to my theme, wp-content, and uploads folders, everything from 666 to 777, including 766, 767, 775 ( presently set to 755), all to no avail. Plus, most of these threads are old, referring to Miscellaneous Settings, which are long gone.
Under my Settings > Media, the "store uploads" and "full url" fields are set to defaults (blank), though I don't get step #11 from http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress#On_Your_Existing_Server :
You must also check and edit 'store uploads folder' under Settings > Media or all your new uploads will continue to go into the old folder. - edit to what??
And I saw the suggestion to change the php.ini file to safe mode - OFF, which I looked at and it was set to "off."
I don't know what else to do, but I need to get this fixed. I would greatly appreciate some help.