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

Monday, December 12th, 2016

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.


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.

SOLVED: How to Fix 500 Internal Server on WordPress

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

WordPress users are too familiar with this message.

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, …..  and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat) Server at Port 80

The reason I get this error is because WordPress randomly writes an .htaccess file into a directory in which it does not work — the / directory.

If that is your problem and you delete it from that folder, using your FTP client, your WordPress blog will work.

SOLVED: How to Make the Sidebar Appear on a Single Post in Twenty-eleven

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

I love the new WordPress themes, but I can’t believe they don’t put the sidebar on single pages and posts. Nor can I find a way to do this.

But this site did:

Thanks, TricksMommy!

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