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Avatar uploads fail on Buddypress Multisite

  • Avatar of astromono
    astromono
    Participant

    @astromono

    Good morning!

    I’m having a hard time uploading avatars to my BP install as a user. I tried creating a dummy test account and uploading an avatar, but I got this error when I tried:

    “Upload Failed! Error was: Unable to create directory /var/www/wp-content/blogs.dir/10/files/avatars/signups/818. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”

    I tried checking through the forms here and on wordpress.org (it’s been replicated plenty), but haven’t found an answer.

    I’m running WP 3.1.1 on a multisite with subdomains. Buddypress 1.2.8 is installed on a subdomain called http://saril.astromono.com.

    I tried checking permissions for the folders in the subdomain install and even went as far as to put all the directories within blogs.dir on 777, but that didn’t work. I am, however able to upload media to a blog post and it will display properly. Seems the issue is only related to the directory where avatars are stored.

    Any help anyone can provide is much appreciated!

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  • Avatar of diesel9a1
    Diesel9a1
    Member

    @diesel9a1

    I am having lots of problems, first noticed that I couldn’t upload a personal avatar, then noticed:
    - unable to create a group
    - unable to upload new group avatars
    - unable to post replies to my forum
    - unable to post new topics on forum

    Before I noticed any of the above, I did successfully:
    - create a default group
    - create one post to the forum
    - upload images and insert them into a page

    It is a new MU site with blogs as sub dirs. I’ve not really lost anything if I start over again, but it would be nice to figure out what is causing it.
    I’ve looked at file and folder ownership on the server and all are owned by the domain name. All chmodded to 755 for folders and did try to change to 777 then test, but no joy so put back to 755.

    Any thoughts?

    Avatar of astromono
    astromono
    Participant

    @astromono

    Hey there, I haven’t seen a reply here yet, but I did look a bit more into the issue. What I checked is that the root of the directory that BP is trying to create points to “/var/www/” and this is not how my server structure works.

    I believe this is a default setting that can somehow be changed. Is there a way to change it?

    Avatar of Brandon Allen
    Brandon Allen
    Participant

    @cnorris23

    This, more than likely, isn’t a BP issue, and BP just piggybacks on WP’s settings. More than likely this is an issue where WP Multisite hasn’t been set up properly, of possibly an issue with your PHP install.

    Avatar of astromono
    astromono
    Participant

    @astromono

    How would I go about starting to check up on my multisite set up?

    Avatar of JamieWade
    JamieWade
    Member

    @jamiewade

    This may also be a problem with your hosting. Make sure to set the correct permissions in your wp-content folder.

    Avatar of astromono
    astromono
    Participant

    @astromono

    Nevermind! I was actually able to fix it by going into wp-config.php and making sure that the BP_ROOT_BLOG was set up with the right blog ID. I had a ’9′ instead of a ’10′ :)

    Avatar of Brandon Allen
    Brandon Allen
    Participant

    @cnorris23

    You can add the following line to your wp-config.php file the tell WP where your wp-content folder is located.

    `define( ‘WP_CONTENT_DIR’, ‘/path/to/your/wp-content’ );`

    Make sure you leave off the trailing slash. That may fix things, and it’s an easy fix/test.

    Avatar of astromono
    astromono
    Participant

    @astromono

    I actually was able to fix it as well with your code. I tried it, but I think I’ll stick with just putting in the correct BP_ROOT_BLOG value for the site I’m running.

    Now the only other issue that’s been cramping my style is the fact that the BuddyPress admin bar is overlapping on the wp-admin dashboard on all sites within my network.

    Avatar of sienteastu
    sienteastu
    Participant

    @sienteastu

    Hi friends, can you help me? i have an problem with avatars on my buddypress multisite. All is fina and the avatars are upload and show well on main blog of community, but whem i go to another blog created the avatar is missing.Seems like there the avatars are on wrong url

    for main site if i click and see the url of the avatar is this: sitedomain/wp-content/uploads/avatars

    but in the blogs created, where the avatars aren’t show sucesfull the url is: sitedomain/avatars,

    so here is missing /wp-content/uploads.

    What’s the problem o How i can fix this problem

    I’m running actually the latest versions from both, wordpress and buddypress…

    Thank’s

     

    Avatar of sassafrascal
    sassafrascal
    Participant

    @sassafrascal

    Having the same problem as sienteastu – anyone have a solution to this?

    Avatar of luccame
    luccame
    Participant

    @luccame

    I noticed the same issue of sienteastu.

    Found this on trac: http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4252#comment:11

    and also this: http://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2574

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