When I try to upload even very small images to my media library through the wp admin, I get an error "Unable to create directory uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server?" I can create blog posts and install plugins. I just can't upload images.
I tested my permissions by uploading several image to the wp-contents/uploads folder with an ftp program. This works fine doing it outside of the WP admin with the sftp credentials I have. I checked the folder permissions which are "view and modify" for Owner.
So it sounds like the permissions are not allowing the wp program or the server it is on to write these changes. I don't see where I can control this granularity in the permissions. I'm the owner if I'm authenticated to the wp admin, but the permissions are not seeing it that way.
Is this a change I can do on my own?
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Hi @theitman. Welcome to GoDaddy Community!
The only thing I can think of (that you'd be able to change yourself) would be if you have the wrong file location set in Settings > Media. Sometimes when sites are migrated, there will be a path listed in settings that doesn't work with the new server configuration. You can usually fix that by removing the path and saving, which should default it to your Uploads directory. If you access those settings and there's no area to set the path, then that's not the issue and you may want to reach out to our support team.
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