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wordpress-importer.0.6 "Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/02" (5 posts)

  1. ricepudding
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I've just put the 'wordpress-importer.0.6' files in manually and then get this message when I click 'tools', 'import' and then 'wordpress'

    "Before you can upload your import file, you will need to fix the following error:
    Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/02. Is its parent directory writable by the server?"

    I'm trying to set up a local version of a wordpress site and need to import the old stuff. How can I fix this?

    Many thanks


  2. Stanislav Khromov
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is it a Linux server? Did you check that PHP can write to the files? Usually you have to run the chown command to make them owned by apache or www-data user.

  3. getrippedmusclefast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This really worked for me

    Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2012/11

    you need to create /uploads/2012/11 folders in filezilla and add 777 permission to those folders


  4. tizata
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You save my day ! Thnx

  5. jholder83864
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Guys, that is not the solution. You should never have a directory as 777.

    While it allows you to upload, it also allows everyone else in the world to upload too. 777 means no security what so ever.

    As a matter of fact, if you were to login to the server and type 'ls', it probably would flash that directory name as a warning.

    Please review this page:

    Tizata, you should change that from 777. It's not a good idea.

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