I am a newbie on WordPress and the development copy of company WordPress site is running on WebMatrix. One very first thing I try to do is to install a theme to the development copy to make sure it functions correctly. However, I had an error message to say "Could not create directory. /home/xxx/public_html/companyname/xxx-content/themes/twentyfifteen/. As I use WebMatrix to open the copy of company WordPress site locally, WebMatrix opens companyname folder directly, therefore new theme installation failed because of incorrect folder path. My question is how do I solve the path issue between what WordPress expects to see, like /home/xxx/public_html/companyname and the local site folder's real location, like companyname only.

  • Seems to me more of an WebMatrix question then WordPress. It could be better answered if moved to Superuser or stackoverflow.
    – Sisir
    Jul 13, 2015 at 2:41
  • Thanks for suggestion. I was not sure if the issue is related with WebMatrix then I found it is due to setting of WP_CONTENT_DIR. Jul 13, 2015 at 3:51
  • I see. glad you worked it out :)
    – Sisir
    Jul 13, 2015 at 8:04

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I found the solution in WordPress documentation.

By setting WP_CONTENT_URL in wp-config.php file fixed my problem.

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