Missing a temporary folder


while uploading images, i am getting following error

“Missing a temporary folder”,

i have changed in wp-config.php and created temp folder in wp-content but still problem is same.

could help me out from this error.

Regards, Raja

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Hi @rajviswas,

Can you confirm you’ve followed these steps :

Copy paste the following code to the file before the line that says `That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging’.

define('WP_TEMP_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-content/tmp/');

Go to /wp-content/ folder.

cd /path/to/website/wp-content

Create a new folder named tmp:

cd /path/to/website/wp-content && touch tmp

If the solution mentioned above does not work for you, then you should check the directory permissions of your wp-content folder. That directory needs to have 755 permissions.

To change the permissions, you can run the following

chmod 755 /path/to/website/wp-content

Please remember to change ‘/path/to/website’ with the actual path on the server.

Regards, KDSys


I am facing the same error. I’ve done all the instructions above but still got an error

did find the way to fix it please @rajviswas @KFSys Kindly advice