Solved WordPress warning “Is its Parent Directory Writable by the Server?”

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter a long time, I am coming back with another tutorial guide. Well you are on this page so let me assume that you had found error on your wordpress with title “Is its parent directory writable by the server?” while uploading Images or other file. It is generally a common problem arises when you moved your wordpress website from one hosting server to another one. The same thing happens with me today it self, After moving one server to another one successfully, i was quite happy. But once i try to upload images on my post, i was completely helpless. I had refers many tutorials on the google but didn’t got any solution. 

Generally after reading this error Developers or Bloggers try to set directory access permission from the server or FTP logins. Well i had also tried same but didn’t found it helpful.

Solved WordPress warning “Is its Parent Directory Writable by the Server?”

Well  currently we  as a team working on Initially it was pin on godaddy server but due to too much loading issue( As it has too many websites overloaded ), We have decided to move our server to Hostgator.

After migration when we tried to upload file on coupon martz website, it was showing us error “Is its parent directory writable by the server?” So we have given all the permission from server like Read, Write, Execute to User,  Group and World. Than We have gone through Stack overflow also but didn’t find root of the problem. So now lets directly gets to the root of the problem.

Step 1: Login to your WordPress account with admin login.

Step 2: Navigate Settings >> Media >> Upload Folder…..

Step 3: You will find Field of “Store uploads in this folder”.. It will Look some what look like below.


You have to Just Modify this Directory Address to Following.

Example 1:

/home/your server name or user name/public_html/

Replace your server name or user name and yoursite name with your own.

Example 2:


Be Sure that it is not like “/wp-content/upload” it must be like above example “wp-content/uploads”.

Note: Once you use Second Example the field “Store uploads in this folder” will gets hide.

Step 4: Just Click on Save Button.

That set…! Enjoy…!

  1. Thanks for the tip. Issues related to permissions are hard to resolve with WordPress as most of time, unless it is a more commonly seen issue. Anyway, good luck for your !

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