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Mac OS X version 10.8.5 Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/10 (4 posts)

  1. mguise@mattguise.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WordPress Community

    I’m new and I’ve seen that this is a topic that has been generally touched upon but my situation seems slightly more specific.

    I am on a Mac OS X version 10.8.5. I have successfully installed WordPress locally on my computer but I’m having trouble installing a theme.

    When I got to my WordPress dashboard and select Appearance/Themes/Install Themes/Upload and navigate to my zip theme Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/themes/CherryFramework.zip and select “Install Now” I get the following message.

    “Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/10. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    Not sure if you need to know this but in my web browser the path is http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/update.php?action=upload-theme.

    When I “get info” for the following:
    Applications folder - system is Read & Write, admin is Read & Write, everyone is Read only
    XAMPP folder - system is Read & Write, admin is Read & Write, everyone is Read only
    xamppfiles folder - system is Read & Write, admin is Read & Write, everyone is Read only
    apps folder - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read only, everyone is Read only
    wordpress folder - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read only, everyone is Read only
    htdocs folder - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read only, everyone is Read only
    wp-content folder - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read only, everyone is Read only
    themes folder - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read & Write, everyone is Read & Write
    CherryFramework.zip - User Name (Me) is Read & Write, admin is Read & Write, everyone is Read & Write

    So to me everything looks good. What am I doing? Why am I still getting that error message. Thanks in advance for your help.

  2. Fiction Edge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi

    Try this

    You can go into terminal and do:

    chmod -R 777 /applications/xampp/htdocs/[your folder]

    Greatings from WordCamp Europe 2013, Leiden.

  3. mguise@mattguise.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Fiction Edge, thanks for responding.

    I temporarily uploaded some images on the internet. Could you please take a look at them? I'm not sure why this is not working.

    images

    In the first image you can see that I went to my terminal and entered

    chmod -R 777 /applications/xampp/xamppfiles/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/themes/widgets.json

    You can see in the next image that my path is correct. In the following image you can see that I am still getting the same error message.

    Do you have any idea as to why it will not work? Thank you for your help.

  4. mguise@mattguise.com
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Suddenly I got it to work. I followed your advise Fiction Edge and I put the following in my terminal.

    chmod -R 777 /applications/xampp/xamppfiles/apps/wordpress/htdocs/wp-content/

    BIG thanks for your help

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