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  • I see some similar posts about this issue, but none that help or seem like exactly my case.

    I just moved from Blogger to WP yesterday. My posts show up fine, but the images have disappeared. I hosted everything on my own web server (from Dreamhost), so I used Blogger’s FTP publishing tool. I had to move it to Blogger-hosted in order to transfer my posts via WP.

    My blog takes a long time to load fully, like it’s looking for the images after everything else draws. I just posted an image test ( and I can’t even upload an image via WP. Instead I get the link to the image and an error: “Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

    The code for the post says the image is here:, but I looked and the “upload” folder does not exist in the wp-content directory. I tried to create it but I get warning about not having the rights to add it.

    What caused this, and how do I fix it?

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  • By default the upload folder does not exist. You need to create it on the server and give it 777 permissions. If you don’t have admin rights to do this you’ll need to contact your server admin/hosting provider and tell them to create this folder for you with the correct permissions.

    Well that’s pretty silly, especially considering that I installed WordPress via my hosting provider (Dreamhost).

    Thanks for your help.

    And p.s. I’d call WP not giving me an error message about trying to upload to a non-existent directory a bug.

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