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  • Resolved maddypage87

    (@maddypage87)


    I was able to get everything installed, but now when I try to upload a theme it won’t let me. It also won’t let me upload any pictures to post them. When I try to upload the themes it takes me to a page where a get an internal 500 error. When I try to upload pictures, it says something about the server. Anyone know how to fix?

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  • Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Theme Review Admin

    Error 500 is most likely an issue with your .htaccess. Check your permalinks first. As well as if the actual .htaccess exists.

    I was getting this same type of error when I first tried to upload wordpress and I change the wp_config file and added all my information to it and was able to install but now I cannot use wordpress to upload pictures or themes, and probably anything else… I am pretty much an amateur at all of this, so I’m not really sure what the .htaccess file is or where to find it. i am at least a petty quick learner.

    Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Theme Review Admin

    All right, so you can’t even get to example.com because of Error 500 correct? In this case you can use an FTP, login to your server and if you see the .htaccess rename it to .htaccess.txt. Now you can try checking if the WordPress is available.

    Second option is to rename your current theme directory, so let’s say that your current theme is called wp-content/themes/mytheme/ rename it to i.e. mytheme.hold and see if the WordPress is back on. When renaming your current theme, the WordPress will automatically activate your default theme. The default theme is either “Default” prior to 3.0 or “TwentyTen” after that.

    Third option are your plugins, follow the second option and do the same for wp-content/plugins

    I can get to my website… I just can’t upload

    http://www.madisonpagephotography.info

    I can see my site, i manually load all the files for my theme i wanted and i can see that. However I CANNOT upload anything using wordpress. Like, if i were to create a new post and wanted to add pictures from my computer, something is not allowing me to upload them into my post.

    Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Theme Review Admin

    ok, let’s try to fix this. Go to dashboard > settings > media down below look for “Uploading Files” do you have anything under the “store uploads in this folder”? if no add wp-content/uploads.

    Now once that’s done, make sure that uploads folder is writable as well.

    Okay, so fixed the media upload prob!! Thanks, but now how about the themes. When I upload them now,I get taken to a blank screen within wordpress, like it just doesn’t go through. I went in and made wp-content/themes writable also.

    This happens when I upload or install directly from wordpress. 🙂

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Change the permissions on the wp-content directory to 766. If you still have problems, try 767 or 777. Once your uploads are working, change the permissions on wp-content back to 755 again and check that everything still works OK.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

    I made the wp-content folder writable and it fix the prob! Thanks for everyone’s help!! Emil—you were awesome!! THANKS!!

    Emil Uzelac

    (@emiluzelac)

    Theme Review Admin

    No problem, @esmi came at the right time thanks for that 🙂

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Glad I could help. 🙂

    Edit your directory settings to 777 using your file transferer

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