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    Default WordPress Media Upload Permission Denied Problem

    I have the latest version of WordPress installed. It is working great except for the "media upload" feature. It has never worked and I am determined to figure out why, since I learned that it is working on another WordPress blog I manage that is hosted on a different non-WestHost server -- so this tells me that it is not the code or how I configure it. It is something WestHost-specific.

    The error I get when using the "browser upload" feature (not the Flash, which is another story) is "permission denied" for the file wp-admin/media-upload.php.

    I think it is a pathing problem. I am seeing the following path for the photos that are displayed now:


    but the default folder for my media uploads is "wp-content/uploads".

    Has anyone gotten this to work on WestHost and what are your settings for the default path?

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    Moderator wildjokerdesign's Avatar
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    "Permission Denied" indicates that you do not have the permissions set correct for the directory: /var/www/html/blog/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/

    Log into your site via FTP and set the permissions to 0755 at the very least.
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