WEBFI-WordPress-How to Fix Image Upload Issue in WordPress

Some users may have an issue with their WordPress where they can’t uploaad any images and the images in the media library were broken. This is an error that can come from a ussye with file permissions. In this video, we will show you how to fix the image upload issue in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by connecting to your site using a FTP client.

Go to “wp-content” directory and right click on the ‘uploads’ folder.

Select file permissions and set the numeric value to 744.

If that does not work set them to 755.

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  • Farrukh Hassan on January 14, 2017

    I get this error each time when i try upload an image "The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/uploads/2017/01". Note that i am using localhost on xampp.

  • karl sinocruz on February 22, 2017

    Anyone has an answer to it?

  • Talia Browne on April 24, 2017

    Where do I find my FTTP client FileZilla or whatever? I don't know how to do that part? This moves very fast for s beginner video…

  • Zuber Shaikh on January 18, 2018

    My computer windows 10 then not work Filezilla.

    how to change file permission without filezilla

  • Tanmay Shah on March 5, 2018

    sorry that didnt help. what else i can do??

  • james Davis on March 11, 2018


  • Debajyoti Biswas on September 2, 2018

    But how to fix Http Error During Image or Media Upload – WordPress

  • Muhammad Aamir on October 8, 2018

    Simple and perfect

  • arcsimiteszik on October 8, 2018

    try checking your image file's filename, it should not contain any special characters or punctiuations

  • Selfie Saadia on October 17, 2018

    Useless video and not applicable to someone who is not familiar with FTP client.

  • Helal's UK VLOG on December 8, 2018

    "Could not insert post into the database" please help me.

  • Hamro Information on May 2, 2019

    hello, i am facing some problem with image. I cant insert images into a post, image is uploaded to media library but cant inserted into post or as featured images. If i switched to text mode from visual mode and check link image path is there but inside final post no image is appear. How to fixed it? Please help really got a problem is there any plugin to fixed it?

  • Tomas Horejsi on May 24, 2019

    I did but did not work in my case. So I installed new WordPress and same problem. Here is my screen video:

  • Stinky Face on October 27, 2019

    does it works on reflect face swap?

  • My Excellent Degustations on January 24, 2020

    I couldn’t upload more images to the media library as it says that the media library is full. My question is, if I delete few images from media library, will they be deleted in my posts? thanks

  • iman mohtasham on January 29, 2020

    Still doesn't works for me

  • Alfi Rahmanur Hakim on May 12, 2020

    Nice!!! thank u so much

  • Rupinder kaur on June 8, 2020

    Images are visible in my media library in but not on the live website. What should I do for that? Bluehost is the host. Plus, I recently added jetpack premium and I have noticed that the images are not visible in media.
    When I follow these steps, the upload folder permission is already on 755, but when I click on the sub folders, the images are all 644. Should I change that to 744 or 755???

  • vincent suilareng on October 5, 2020

    God will bless u and provide forr you.Thanks so short of words

  • mustafizur rahman on May 7, 2021


  • S&S films on July 28, 2021

    i made social website using peepso but my group cant upload profile pictures or cover pice … options comes but nothing happens after clicking …

  • Byron Daniels on February 5, 2022

    Hi WPBeginner, same issue. Installed WP Smush, I then updated Elementor and was unable to. Done a restoration, delete WP Smush that helped. But all the image in my Media Library are broken. I changed Permission on Cpanel to 755 that helped. But still no images. Uploading the new images are fine. But my old images are on Cpanel and need then to appear in my Library

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