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  • Resolved rickibird


    I’ve just today uploaded and installed WordPress 2.7 and am having an issue when uploading, or attempting to upload images. The image begins to load and then stops and I get the following error message:

    Unable to create directory /usr/local/pem/vhosts/100994/webspace/httpdocs/wp-content/uploads/2009/01. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

    Can anybody help me out with this?

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  • I managed to resolve this.

    I created a folder in wp-content folder, called it “uploads” and gave it 777 permissions. Worked perfectly . . . for now at least :o\

    I think lots of people have been having this problem. The fix I found was to change your Upload path in Settings > Miscellaneous. Change it to: wp-content/uploads

    That should upload to the correct folder. But, I’m still having problems with inserting images into posts. I get a blank screen when I click “Insert in Post”, and the image does not get inserted. Still looking for a solution.

    Thanks popart, your fix is a little more elegant than mine.

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