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I've got all my WordPress code on version control and automatically updated on the server every time I push something into an external git repo. This means that when I want to add pictures through the wordpress add media function, I can't.

I've followed the instructions from here:

However, every time I try to upload, I get this message:

“unicorn.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05. Is its parent directory >writable by the server?

My site is hosted on EC2 and need images on S3. Any suggestions?

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The issue is with the folder/file permissions. You need to change the permsion so that the wp-content/uploads folder is writable.

This is explained in the Amazon User Guide.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

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