HTTP Error? Solve Image Upload Problems In WordPress
December 8th, 2015 | by Ravi Chahar || 14 Comments |
WordPress is a vast platform to use and there are many things to learn about it. People face image upload problems in WordPress. They get HTTP error while uploading any image in the media library of the WordPress. Are you afraid of it? You shouldn’t be. I am here to let you know how to fix image upload problems in WordPress?
In this tutorial, you will come to know about a new concept. Most of the time people get confused why is it happening to them? Why are they facing such type of problem? I have the answer for all the questions.
What Are The Reasons Of Getting HTTP Error?
There are many reasons due to which you can be banned to upload or use the images. Most of the people use shared web hosting and it is possible that whenever you upload any WordPress theme that poorly coded theme may change the file permissions.
Another reason may be the presence of many users at your website. When you allow many users at your website then it is possible that after uploading any plugin/theme they can become the reason to alter the file permissions.
A poor web host may also be the reason for getting image upload problem in WordPress. I have experienced it. It is always recommended to choose a good web hosting company.
It is possible that someone hacked your website and tried to enter through the back door into your website. They may have changed the file permissions for you. You have to correct all the mismatched done by the hackers.
How To Fix Image Upload Problems In WordPress?
From all of the above-mentioned reasons, you may have considered one thing for sure. If you want to fix the issue then you have to change permissions.
There are some simple steps using which you can change permissions for the owner, group and the rest of the world. You just have to make sure that all the permissions are correctly provided to different sections of people.
Step 1: First is to login into the cPanel of your web host.
Step 2: Go to “files” section and then open the file manager. It can be done just be clicking at GO button. But make sure you open “Web Root” directory.
Step 3: Search for a folder named “wp-content” and open it.
Step 4: You will see many files in the folder. From all the files, you have to choose the “uploads“. Right-click the file and choose to “change permissions”.
Step 5: Few options will appear to you. You have to allow a user to read, write and execute. the rest is dependent upon your privacy. But it is always recommended that you shouldn’t allow others to write. It is like giving them a way to handle your website. You don’t need to do that.
There is nothing more to do to change permissions. After selecting the options just click at “change permissions“. You may see another option showing the permission. You can use 744 instead of 755. But most of the time 755 works great.
Have You Solved Image Upload Problems In WordPress?
Have you faced such problems? Are you still getting such HTTP error? Do you want to solve image upload problems in WordPress? You just have to follow the tutorial and you will not face such problems. As I have explained above that you just have to change permissions.
Are you worried about messing up with the cPanel? Don’t you worry about that, you will not break your website. Just make sure to have the backup of your website and the database on your computer. If you still face any problem then you must contact your web hosting company.