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  • I have several folders under the ‘images’ directory. The image files in folder ’04’ work fine, but if I try and upload new images WordPress creates a new image folder (let’s say ’05’) but the images cannot be display on the website and I get a 500 error. When I take the image string and put it in the browser, I get the 500 error for any folder other than the ’04’ folder.

    Permissions are the same on all folders, and I’m at a loss as to how to correct this issue.


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  • esmi


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    Have you checked your uploads path in Settings/Media?

    I have changed the upload paths so they are consistent, however I still get the error when I try to bring up the URL string of the image file. When I go into the server, and change folder permissions on wp-content/uploads, the image appears. However, when I upload another image, I get the 500 error and even though the permissions on the server do NOT change. If I reset the folder permissions on the server side, the image appears.



    I had to change the permissions on my temporary directory to include some read/write permissions for the IIS users group.

    I did use the IIS WordPress Web App Installer through the web platform installer.

    It seems to me that when running on Windows, WP should copy the file into place and delete the file in the temporary directory, or WP could update the permissions after the upload is complete

    Alternatively this could be looked at as a bug with the installer where it doesn’t either set the permissions on the temporary directory, or it doesn’t change the php uploads directory to be something in the uploads dir itself.

    Anyone who installs WP for IIS on 2008 server will hit this problem.

    Can you please let me know how to make it work…i have given permissions on all the folder i found temp but newly added images are still not working… Please help me

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