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When I try to upload an image to a post, I get an error:

"The uploaded file could not be moved to /home/httpd/xxxx/xxxx/xxx/wp/wp-content/uploads."

My server is set up in safe_mode - is that the problem? What can I do about it?

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It has nothing to do with safe_mode try this:

  • login to your ftp
  • make your wp-content folder 755
  • inside wp-content create a new folder called "uploads", make it 777 (755 should also work)
  • inside the control admin panel, go to settings>miscellaneous and on the first line enter "wp-content/uploads" as where your uploads will go to.

Save and go try !

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I saw these instructions elsewhere online. Although they probably generally work, this does not work for me. The uploads folder is created already. – GavinR Jun 9 '11 at 23:49

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