Unable to Create / Upload / Parent Directory not Writable by Server !
Posted by Madhurie Singh on September 6, 2009
I am testing my website before I launch to the world.
I tested earlier by writing a test post, which I could post successfully. 🙂
I want to add an image into a page.
I tried browser uploader but it was too slow. So I tried Flash uploader.
Ok it did start uploading the image, but at the end of the upload it gave me this error 😦
1. The first thing I am going to check is whether I have the Permission to write in the parent directory or not?
I click the “mysqldatabases” in CPanel. And give all the privileges to the user name that I am using to access the wordpress wp-admin account.
Let me check again, if now I can upload image.
Bad Luck ! 😦 Still the same error.
I tried changing the option in Miscellaneous Setting by Unchecking the options create directories of months, but that too did not work :(.
So now I need to know if the database is writable or not. Which means, that there are ways to prevent writing accidentally to the database.
I went to the File Manager through CPanel.
I clicked wp-content directory and changed the permission to 777 from 755.
But still the image cannot be uploaded. 😦
I can feel my brain thickening with frustration.
Lemme shut the laptop and sleep over it. Good Nite 🙂
Ok I am fresh, my lappy is also cleaned, no virus, no dupicates, no garbage. Well I ran an updated AVG to scan and clean system. My poor laptop was struggling to cope up with humungus rubbish! I feel lighter too. Slept at 1:00am, which is early by my standard. 😛 . Hehe
Lemme now start with giving a fresh search on my problem. Wow Google search has given back so much so fast that I am in love with the search engine.
Let me try this link.
It says all that I have tried already. I have checked for the uploads directory, changed the permissions, changed the path, deleted the month and year directories.
Ok the comments also are with me, lots of people are in the same boat like me. Done everything possible yet not able to get the picture uploaded !
So now what?
Hmm there is a comment which says Bard
Here’s what fixed it for me…
Go into Misc Settings and check the address for the uploads folder. Mine had an extra slash.
It should be “wp-content/uploads/”
08/07/2008 at 11:57 A
Let me see, if that is the problem. I change my path from /wp-content/uploads to wp-content/uploads
IT WORKS !!!!!
But wait ! Why am I not able to upload the image to my page!
OH GAWD ! Not again !
Step 1. Create a test page and check if it is visible/ accessible on the site http://www.madhuriesingh.com . Yes it does.
Step 2. Upload a test image and check. Yes it uploads and is visible too.
Step 3. Rename the test page as Movie Review for Kids. And upload the desired picture. Yes all of these works 🙂
Step 4. Thank the Saviour whose comment helped me .
DONE , Since it’s my lucky day , lemme try and do as much work possible wrt wordpress and my website !
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