Simple Pie Plugin Cache Directory Error Message Go Daddy (5 posts)

  1. mpustka
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have what is likely a very basic question but I have no idea where to go and what to do to create a writable cache...

    Godaddy is my host if that's part of the answer.

    My error message is below.
    SimplePie Plugin for WordPress
    Installation Status

    This information will help with debugging in case something goes wrong.
    Version of WordPress: 2.9.2
    Version of SimplePie Plugin for WordPress: 2.2.1
    Version of SimplePie Core: 1.1.1 (Details)
    Plugin install location: [WP
    Cache directory writable?: Cache directory does not exist!

    Please either create a writable cache directory at
    /home/content/m/p/u/mpustka/html/wp-content/cache, or change the preferred
    location below.

  2. Samuel B
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ftp to site or use host's file manager and navigate to /wp-content folder
    create a folder named "cache"
    set permissions (chmod) to 777 on cache folder
    now it will work

  3. mpustka
    Posted 5 years ago #

    thx, i'll give it a try

  4. yoogoo
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello, I have the same problem - mpustka, did you manage to solve it? I created a cache folder both just after /wp-content and inside the theme /wp-content/themes/myTheme. Both with 777 permission given.

    The error message is as follows.

    Warning: ./cache is not writeable. Make sure you've set the correct relative or absolute path, and that the location is server-writable.

    Any idea??

  5. Andy Giesler
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same problem and eventually worked out that the cache folder has to be in the site's root directory.

    On one site this meant creating it in the root of the WordPress directory:


    and on another site it meant creating it in the site's root:


    It seems to depend on whether WordPress is configured to take over the entire site. Even so, I didn't find it an intuitive place for the cache folder.

    Before figuring that out, I saw the wp-content/cache recommendation in several places, so assumed I was doing something else wrong. Maybe it's a difference under WordPress 3? Creating wp-content/cache, even with 777 permissions, made no difference.

    In any case, elsewhere I'm submitting requests to include the "mkdir /cache" step in the installation instructions.

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