I have searched high and low for an answer and spent over 4 hours on this seemingly easy problem. I've tried at least 10 different answers on the web and nothing. I am trying to upload my first picture into the new Wordpress site I am starting. upon Upload I get an "http error" and that's all. This is so frustrating. I'm stunned that WP can't bring back a more expressive error so it can be diagnosed and not just continue trial and error for hours. WP 4.8.2 php 7 iis 6 windows 2008 r2

  • Can you please elaborate on what you've already tried. Will save everyone spending time giving suggestions which you've already tried. – Randomer11 Oct 15 '17 at 19:27
  • there is a debug mode with a log that you can activate. look this page : codex.wordpress.org/WP_DEBUG – mmm Oct 15 '17 at 19:27
  • Thanks. I didn't know people would jump that quick. I just wanted to get my answer out there in proper format for anyone else trying to figure this out. Let me know if there is a better way – billpennock Oct 15 '17 at 19:29

I was finally offered a link to use the browser uploader. I tried that and got a descriptive error message, approximately this: "Php could not get permission to temporary folder UNKNOWN". Now that's something I can work with. I went to php.ini and found sys_temp_dir which says it will default to the standard temporary directory. So it was not set in my php.ini. I set it to a specific folder for php that I created g:\phptemp and restarted IIS. Immediately no problems. Had Wordpress brought back that error message at 8am this morning I would have saved 4 hours poking and proding and trying and failing. Super frustrating but I'm glad I found the answer and could share it because I NEVER found this answer anywhere else.


Try this : http://www.web-site-scripts.com/knowledge-base/article/AA-00696/0/Increasing-maximum-allowed-size-for-uploads-on-IIS7.html

Set your memory to 200MB or something to test and then reboot the machine. Try wordpress uploads after that.


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