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Images won't upload

Thread began 12/18/2009 1:55 am by craigs386868 | Last modified 12/21/2009 11:53 am by Eric Mittman | 972 views | 3 replies |


Images won't upload

Hi I'm having the same issue as "tim295971" e.g. everything is working except I can't upload images I have read the threads etc carefully followed the instructions and downloaded and installed the fix mention in the threads previously.

My Global settings are almost identical to his I can seem to fix the problem can you help I'm happy to share my settings and passwords etc to the admin panel if that helps.. privately of course.

Also note the path is not an issue it is correct the file is just not in that or any other folder I can find.

All other features appear to be working fine can insert content just not upload anything.

$WAGLOBAL_Root_URL = "" ; //Absolute path to your site folder.
$WAGLOBAL_Site_Name = "website Admin" ;

$WAGLOBAL_localRoot = "/"; //relative path to your PowerCMS files on your local testing server.
$WAGLOBAL_remoteRoot = "/"; //relative path to your PowerCMS files on your remote server.

//iRite Images upload settings
$WAGLOBAL_Images_Folder = "images/"; //relative path to your images folder.
$WAGLOBAL_Swf_Folder = "swf/"; //relative path to your swf folder.

// Admin Settings
$WAGLOBAL_Admin_UserName = "XXXXX" ;
$WAGLOBAL_Admin_Password = "XXXXXXXXXX" ;

I should probably also mention that Like Tim I'm getting the images have uploaded message as if nothing is wrong?

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Are all your PowerCMS files and folders in the root directory, or are they all in their own folder in the root directory?

With your settings as they are, the PCMS will try to put the images into the 'images' folder in your root directory (and swfs into the 'swf' folder in your root directory). Check that these have full (777) permissions applied on your remote server.

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Thanks but odd

Thanks for that yes all my files/folders are strait on the root directory and changing the permissions has fixed the issue, I must say though their is nothing in the instructions about changing folder read write permission (that I can see). Which is why I didn't do it... That plus I would have thought it a security risk?

I'm a designer so all this stuff is a bit above my pay grade so I could be well off the path... but I would have thought that opening permissions on these folders would be not be a wise thing to do.

As this is a clients site that sort of thing doesn't sit well with me ... am I wrong in thinking that or is there a potential risk however small?

If you have any thoughts on this I would be very interest and I'm sure there is plenty of others out their who would be a bit dull like me and wondering the same thing.

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Eric Mittman

Generally speaking you will need to ensure that you have the correct level of permissions to accomplish the task at hand. I'm not sure if setting the folder to have 777 permissions is the best way to go about this but you will definitely have access to the folder if you do this.

Permissions are setup differently depending on the server and host, with many there is no need to add these extra permissions to get the images to upload. If you are unsure about the permissions you have applied and the type of security risk it could pose you should speak with your host to see if there is a better method of allowing read and write permissions to this folder based on their setup.

I think that most of the time when you are setting the permissions to these folders it is just the web user that has the permissions and so long as the permissions are only to a web accessible folder this should not pose too much of a risk.

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