Uploading images: wp-content/upload vs wp-admin/upload (2 posts)

  1. blueraingirl
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello, I hope this is not covered elsewhere but I have searched and have not seen this particular problem.

    I have 2 new websites. I manually installed the latest version of WP on both in Nov, upgraded one to the new release but not the other.

    In neither one can I upload images. The error message I get is: Failed to write file to disk. Now, I believe I have the permissions set correctly. Here is the thing: in Options > Misc the default folder to store is wp-content/uploads BUT when I want to upload an image WP wants to write to wp-admin/upload.

    I tried changing the folder name in Options to wp-admin/upload but that doesnt work. I tried changing the permissions of wp-admin to 777 but that messed everything up. I had no upload folder in wp-content. I created one, set the permissions, still nothing.

    Can anyone shed some light on this? How to I get WP to write to the wp-content/uploads folder?

    Also, am I correct in understanding that you only need to change the wp-content and wp-content/uploads to 777 once and then you change them back to 755?

    Thanks for any help you can provide

  2. noapple
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Realizing this is 5 months old... I had the same problem. I found that by adding a picture in a post, WP would automatically create an 'uploads' folder. Refresh FTP if you don't see it the first time.

    Hope this helps.

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