How to Properly Move WordPress Files After Uploading Them

Updated on Jun 17, 2019

There is a certain issue that can occur while trying to move newly uploaded files to your WordPress website. It says:

“The uploaded file cannot be moved to wp-content/(the upload folder)”

The reason for this issue you are experiencing is usually related to the permissions for that upload folder. Could you please login into your cPanel service, navigate to the file manager and there you will be able to find the upload folder.

By right-clicking and selecting the “Change permissions” option you will be able to check the permissions for that concrete folder. Please make sure that the permissions are set to 755 or 777 so the folder can be writable by your script.

If the issue still persists after these permissions are fixed please submit a support ticket and we will investigate it further for you.

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