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I've tried to install two standard plugsins (wp-touch was one). I have a local installation under OS 10.6 and MAMP which otherwise seems to work fine. I select the zip file but get the error message: The uploaded file could not be moved to /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06.

The directory didn't exist, so I created it. I've also changed all the directories to read/write. I still get the same problem.

I'm a unix virgin and new to macs, so please be gentle with me.

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Don't use the automated install feature. Go to the plug in folder and drop the plugin to there. Of course, unzip it first.

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Or you go through the WordPress admin interface: Plugins > Add New > Search Plugins type wp_touch (for example) and then choose the plugin and click install.

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