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  • jglovier

    (@jglovier)


    I just got this issue on my local development environment I added a plugin folder called “gravityforms” to the plugin directory.

    I tried deleting it, and when I did the message went away on page refresh. So I added it back into the plugins dir again to confirm, and sure enough the message appears on my dashboard again.

    Why would a plugin directory trigger this message?

    I tried running chmod -R 755 wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/ but that didn’t affect anything.

    Suggestions?

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  • I had the same error and I may have a workaround.

    Interestingly, when I explored my uploads directory, I noticed that there was no directory listed for the current month. So, I manually created a directory for this month, named ’07’.

    The error disappeared when I refreshed my dashboard.

    This may very well be a permissions issue, as WP may not have been able to write to wp-content, as the error suggests.

    Thank you TONS Grant!! After many hours of re-changing permissions over and over to 777 and looking through every file, found this page and your workaround fixed it for me in a snap! 🙂

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