Solved ” Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads “

I started getting the “Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/2013/12. Is its parent directory writable by the server?” error when i decided to move my wordpress blog to the root, As a result of this plugin :

I was not able to install any plugin, without this error ” Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/2013/xx. Is its parent directory writable by the server ”

After much search i merged up the ideas to solve my problem, I also discover that the problem was common with those that once upgrade to  wordpress version 2.7 from earlier versions.

uploading or inserting image into a WordPress post just after upgrading to WordPress 2.7.

  1. Log into your WordPress Admin account.
  2. Go to ‘Miscellaneous’ Settings options from the ‘Settings’ menu.
  3. In the Miscellaneous Settings put wp-content/uploads in the “Store uploads in this folder” text box.
  4. Save the Changes by hitting the “Save Changes” button and you are done.


The solution now for the wordpress 3 + users is almost the same but the steps has changed, wordpress 3 plus those not have miscellaneous option  in the settings so you need to visit media rather, still under the settings category and restore whatsoever is there to the default ;

http:/yourwebsite/wp-admin/options-media.php

If you have made any changes to the installation folder, you can also correct it to reflect the path, otherwise changing the file permission as suggested will not work, for me I simply had to restore it to the default   ” wp-content/uploads  ” folder and that  worked for me.

If you have any question or suggestion, let us know.

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