I installed wordpress 4.1 through cpanel. I have now successfully installed a few plugins and a new theme, but I cannot upload any images. I am not using godaddy.com for hosting.
The error message is as follows:
“updatedheader.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error
Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2015/01. Is its parent directory writable by the server?
Can you suggest a fix? Also, is it possible to just have the media files go in a single directory and not broken down by date.
I have seen many suggestions and think that changing permissions is not right. More savvy suggestions have been made to the wp-config.php file or opening the options.php in the browser and making changes there. All of these bypass the functionality of the software which I prefer not to do!