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Avatar Problems – Upload failed! – Cannot move to upload folder

  • Avatar of Maxaud
    Maxaud
    Participant

    @maxaud

    I’me getting this error when I try to upload any avatar:

    “Upload Failed! Error was: The uploaded file could not be moved to the upload folder.”

    Normal WordPress uploads are working fine.

    Working on WPMU 2.7 “Bleeding Edge” and BuddyPress r832

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  • Avatar of Doug Daulton
    doug.daulton
    Participant

    @dougdaulton

    Moved to a new server and am getting this error again. Here are soe details.

    1) WordPress 3.1.1 & BuddyPress 1.2.8

    2) blogs.dir is chown/chgrp to www-data (the apache user) and set to 777 (recursively).

    3) GD is installed.

    4) Safe mode is turned off in PHP

    When one tries to do an upload, this is what happens …

    http://screencast.com/t/IxeeAuG7Ip6

    This was working fine on our old server. So, I am a bit flummoxed. The new setup must be missing something, but what?

    Thanks for the help!

    DD

    Avatar of nanchante
    nanchante
    Participant

    @nanchante

    bugger, this has just started happening for me too. I have even manually created the folder it says it cant create, and still it gives the error.

    All folders above it are 777.

    Anyone?

    Avatar of nanchante
    nanchante
    Participant

    @nanchante

    i take it all back. wp-content was not. As you were!

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Very very old thread :) please create new ones rather than drag up threads which should really be read only.

    This error is nearly always due to incorrect user/groups the server process doesn’t have access to perform actions on the folder and often it doesn’t matter what folder chmod perms you set also simply settling for 777 (wp-content should be at most 775 ) world writable is not wise or necessary and things really need dealing with on the server user/group level

    Avatar of Doug Daulton
    doug.daulton
    Participant

    @dougdaulton

    @hnla – Why would we start up a new thread when the community history of this issue lives on this thread? It seems less efficient to be rebooting an unresolved issue on multiple threads.

    As for my wp-content, it is owned by www-data (the apache user) and set to 777. I still experience this issue.

    DD

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