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Unable to create directory uploads Error in WordPress

How to Fix the Unable to create directory Error in WordPress

Unable to create directory uploads Error in WordPress

If you are seeing any of the following errors when you try to upload/import media into WordPress’s media library then this tutorial is for you. It will show you how to fix this annoying error.

Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads
Unable to create directory /wp-content/uploads/ Is its parent directory writable by the server?
Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2019/02

I personally faced this issue a while back and wrote a quick fix tutorial on this subject. However, a lot has changed since then so it is time to publish an updated version of the tutorial.

There are a few different possibilities for this error to show up. I will try to cover all the possibilities so hopefully one of them will help you fix the issue.

Unable to create directory uploads Error in WordPress
Unable to create directory uploads Error in WordPress

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How to fix Unable to create directory uploads Error in WordPress

Log into your WordPress admin dashboard

  1. Go to Media Settings menu (Settings -> Media)
  2. Enter wp-content/uploads in the “Store uploads in this folder” text box
  3. Save the changes by hitting the “Save Changes” button and you are done

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