I was having uploading images on one of my WordPress 2.7 & 2.8 blogs. It gave me the following error:
Unable to create directory /home/username/server/wp-content/uploads/20XX/MM/ Is it parent directory writable by the server?
After a long time searching I found this solution from http://www.cyriac.me
Step 1: Log into your admin panel
Step 2: Go to Settings>>Miscellaneous
You will see two options,
Store uploads in this folder
Full URL path to files
Most probably you will see
in the first field.
Step 3: Edit that to just
Some people were suggesting that you solve the problem my making the folders permissions 777, meaning anyone can do anything to that particular folder. As a security guy, I knew this was a bad idea (and it also did work for me 🙂 ). I kept searching and ran into that solution.
Worked like a charm! thanks cyriac for putting solution on the blog.