The uploaded file could not be moved

If you are experiencing issues uploading files with the Media uploader in WordPress, the upload may be failing due to one of the following:

  1. Uploaded file is too large- By default the upload limit for WordPress is controlled by the upload_max_filesize/post_max_size limits in your php.ini file. If the file you are trying to upload is bigger than those limits, the upload will fail. You can increase those limits to increase the upload limit for WordPress.
  2. Upload path for WordPress is incorrect or unwritable – The default upload directory for WordPress is wp-content/uploads. If the directory is incorrect or it is unwritable you will be an error similar to the one in the screenshot below:
    To correct the upload path, navigate to Settings >> Media from your WordPress dashboard for the “Store uploads in this folder” field enter wp-content/uploads then click Save Changes.
    If that does not correct the issue then wp-content/uploads or the currently upload path is not writable. The permissions for the folder should be set to 755. I do not suggest 777 since that makes the directory writable by group and that could make your WordPress site vulnerable. You can change the permissions using any FTP client or from SSH with the command chmod -Rv 755 wp-content/uploads

Contact Us