I am having issues with the media library of Wordpress on my local Xampp installation of Wordpress 3.9.6.

  • Uploading files to the media library takes a long time and occassionally fails. However when I go back the images are there.
  • Can't upload media files via adding media to pages. Getting message "An error occurred in the upload. Please try again later."
  • When trying to select a featured image of adding an image from the media library to a page the media library does not show the thumbnails

I am using a custom child theme. Have tried changing themes and it does not work. Have also tried disabling plugins and even installed a fresh version from scratch but still won't do it. Could you advice.


  • updated to latest version of WordPress. – Sisir Jul 9 '15 at 16:55
  • Does the same happen with the latest version of WordPress?? – Kavya Gokul Jul 9 '15 at 17:55
  • Have just tried with a fresh Wordpress 4.2.2 install. Same theme and plugin settings that was breaking my local 3.9.6 install, media library works no problem at all – nivims Jul 10 '15 at 10:38

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