Unable to create directory uploads/201n/nn – WordPress

December 12th, 2016 by steve

After migrating from Westhost’s Site Manager to cPanel, I was unable to upload images to new posts.

The error would say, “Unable to create directory uploads/xxxx/xx. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

A little research showed me that I should ensure the uploads were going into the correct folder.

Since the directory structure is different with cPanel, I corrected it.

The steps were easy.

  1. Log into your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Media.
  4. Set the upload folder to the default.

Fixed.

Some suggest changing your folder properties to 777. Don’t do that. That opens your site up to people who don’t have permission to change things on your site.

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