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I followed this tutorial on setting up a local web development setup without mamp. Now my problem is when I go to upload a image in WordPress I get the following error:

“Screen Shot 2013-01-05 at 10.51.42 PM.png” has failed to upload due to an error: Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2013/01. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

It seems like it might be some sort of permissions error, but I am not sure exactly what to change.

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You need to change the file permissions on your wp-content folder (and containing folders) to 755. On your setup you can do this with:

find . -type d -exec sudo chmod 755 {} \;

Please note that using chmod -R 755 will mark both directories and files as 755.

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    Glat I could help! If my answer solved your problem, please mark it as correct using the green tick to the left of my answer
    – shea
    Jan 6 '13 at 7:17
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By far the easiest way on a Mac is to right click on "uploads" , select "Get Info", then change the permissions at the bottom of the "Uploads Info" window to include read and write for the appropriate users.

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Just change the folder permission to 777 of wp-content.

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  • *change folder permission of wp-content
    – achidh
    Feb 15 at 7:14
  • Please edit your answer with more in-depth details on how they can accomplish this. Thanks!
    – Christine Cooper
    Feb 15 at 8:22
  • shea's answer sets the permissions to 755. Why is 777 better? And I realise the question is about a local development environment but leaving world-writeable files is a bad habit you don't really want to get into.
    – Rup
    Feb 15 at 9:14

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