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  1. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Carthik has been helping me with converting my blog to WP from Typepad. Somehow the Wp upload path must've changed because I'm now getting this error:

    "It doesn't look like you can use the file upload feature at this time because the directory you have specified (/home/richard2/public_html/wordpress/wp-content) doesn't appear to be writable by WordPress. Check the permissions on the directory"

    I'd like to change the upload path to http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    Can someone direct me how to do this? Also, how do I make sure the Uncategorized folder is readable & writable for WP? Using ftp, I designated it readable & writable for owner. Do I have to do this for group or public? I assume not but tell me if I'm wrong.

  2. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The folder should either be 755 or 777. 755 is preferable, but 777 is sometimes required to get the job done. For this reason, I highly recommend having a separate upload folder in the WordPress root, like /wordpress/images/ or /wordpress/upload/.

  3. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I found the place to change the folder upload path & & now I can upload.

  4. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ah, sorry about missing that part. It's too late for details.

  5. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just discoverd that I cannot view any of the images I've uploaded. I get a 404 error when I try to view an uploaded image via my browser.

    I'm sure I've misconfigured something but don't know what.

    My destination directory & url directory are:

    /home/richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/

    We've had to customize these paths because of the weird folder settings that came with my Typepad upload folders.

  6. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So, if you are uploading them to /photos/uncategorized/, can you confirm that photos exist in /photos/uncategorized/ ?

  7. The URL for your pictures would seem to be http://www.richardsilverstein.com/photos/uncategorized/ (assuming that's the site we're talking about.

    "public_html" is a physical directory on the server, not part of a URL - it typically corresponds to the root of your site. (http://www.richardsilverstein.com/) in your case.

  8. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "So, if you are uploading them to /photos/uncategorized/, can you confirm that photos exist in /photos/uncategorized/ ?"

    I've checked via ftp & I see the images there. They just won't display when I put the link into my browser & when I try to add them to an image link.

  9. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "The URL for your pictures would seem to be http://www.richardsilverstein.com/photos/uncategorized/ (assuming that's the site we're talking about."

    That is my Typepad blog site. I'm moving over to WP & my current URL (till I get my domain switched over) is http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/tikun_olam/

  10. Same thing applies.

    For that site "public_html" will correspond to http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/ and your images are in http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/photos/uncategorized/

  11. richards1052
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, Les. That helped me get the paths straight (I think). Now, I can view the images in my browser. But for some reason (& this may be a separate problem), the images won't display in a sidebar link.

    Here are the new filepaths I'm using in Options/Miscellaneous:
    Destination directory:
    /home/richard2/public_html/photos/uncategorized/
    URL directory:
    http://box22.bluehost.com/~richard2/photos/uncategorized/

    Do I have them right now? Any ideas on why the images won't display? I notice that all 3 images which won't display are jpgs (though there are amazon jpgs that display just fine).

  12. That URL certainly leads to your images. Can you give a link to the page where you're trying to display the images? And mention where they're supposed to be, so we can have a look at the links?

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