WordPress Upload Error
If you're getting the error message "The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/<year>/<date>", it means that WordPress doesn't have permission to write to the upload folder.
Don't set the permissions to 777! This is a security risk. Instead, open a support ticket with Ultra Web Hosting and we'll run the following command on the command line for you:
chown -R nobody /home/<username>/public_html/wp-content/uploads
This will change the ownership of the upload folder to nobody, which will give WordPress permission to write to it.
Here's why you shouldn't set the permissions to 777:
- It gives everyone permission to read, write, and execute files in the folder, including malicious users.
- It can open your site up to security vulnerabilities.
So, what should you do?
- Open a support ticket with Ultra Web Hosting and we'll run the command for you.
- If you're familiar with the command line, you can run it yourself.
Either way, don't set the permissions to 777!