Upload folder not present in wp-content folder (7 posts)

  1. desw
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Upload folder not created in Wp-content folder in 2.8 installation. Is there a solution for this as WordPress issues following error message on any attempts to upload images or files:

    Unable to create directory /not disclosed/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2009/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

  2. Samuel B

    Posted 7 years ago #

    chmod /wp-content to 777
    try the image upload
    should work
    chmod back to 755 for security and should work from now on

  3. mick.crane
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what is the "answer" to this permissions problem. What is causing the problem. The "helper" at my isp was trying to say that some of the wp- files should be executable. Is that right ?? I have already posted permission question above. I made wp-content 777 and I can upload a file via admin but thumbnail does not seem to be created.
    what is correct installation ? what should the permissions of each file be and what should be the ownership of the files and what else needs to be done so that it works without complication ?

  4. Samuel B

    Posted 7 years ago #

    a correctly configured server will work with
    folders 755
    files 644
    on any action
    some servers need 777 on some folders
    ask your host why

  5. mick.crane
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what about the ownership ?
    who should own the files ?
    thanks, not getting a lot of joy from the isp don't know if it's " won't tell" or " don't know"

  6. Samuel B

    Posted 7 years ago #

    ownership really has nothing to do with this issue

  7. desw
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Thanks for your help.


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