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  • I’ve just installed WordPress 2.7 and have published my first post — everything seems to be working. I have tried to upload my first image and the system registers the image (i.e., I go to Media >> Library and there it is), but the image is not actually on the server!

    I noticed that the image is linked to a location like “wp-content/uploads/2009/02/”, so I thought it might be a permission issue. I have changed the permissions on the wp-content folder to 777. I’m not required to create a new folder for each month am I? I suppose I could create the folder and upload the image myself, but I assume that is what the image uploader is for.

    I suspect I’ve missed a step in the installation process, but I can’t figure out what. Thanks in advance for your help.


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  • Hmm.. This is funny. Both myself and my husband have blogs.. he uses the image uploader, and i use FTP. He says its easier to use the image uploader, and i feel FTP is easier..

    If you have a good FTP, it SHOULD be super easy. I mean, theres no waiting for a new page in your admin to load and blah blah.. then you just create the HTML yourself. I just created a folder called POSTIMG and upload any image for a post in there.. No dates of anything.. Then i just use Fetch to upload the image and input the url for the image into the code..

    I dont really have an answer for you about the uploader, but there is another option.. just in case.

    I figured out what happened … and it was my fault 🙁

    When I originally installed the files I used the folder name “WordPress” which I then changed later.

    I noticed that under the options Setting >> Miscellaneous it was still expecting the old folder name to exist. I changed the folder name to the new one and everything works as expected.

    FTP is super easy, but I like how the uploader automatically creates a sub-directory structure.

    Thanks for the reply!



    THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting your fix. The same issue was happening to me and I couldn’t find the source of the problem until now. THANK YOU!!!

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