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WordPress. How to get rid of ‘Temporary Folder Missing’ error while uploading media

Vicki Hayes April 15, 2016
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This tutorial will show you how to get rid of ‘Temporary Folder Missing’ error while uploading media files to WordPress:

WordPress. How to get rid of ‘Temporary Folder Missing’ error while uploading media

WordPress Temporary Folder Missing Error is thrown by php, when its unable to locate a temporary folder. This might be a server-side problem as they may have forgotten to set up temp dir for you, but can be treated by changing PHP settings using php.ini file:

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The first option is:

  1. Log into Hosting Cpanel of your server or use your FTP.

  2. Locate wp-config.php file in the root of your wordpress site.

  3. Download the file and open it in any text editor.

  4. Add following code after /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */:

    define('WP_TEMP_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-content/temp/');
  5. Save the file and replace it on your server.

  6. Create a new folder temp in wp-content folder.

The second option is:

  1. Log into Hosting Cpanel of your server or use your FTP.

  2. Open public_html folder.

  3. Now create a file with a name php.ini.

  4. Place the following code inside the file:

     upload_tmp_dir= /home/username/public_html/temp/
  5. Save the file.

  6. Create a temp folder at the same location, i.e. inside public_html.

If the issue is not resolved, we strongly recommend you to contact your hosting provider as this is a server configuration problem.

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

WordPress. How to get rid of ‘Temporary Folder Missing’ error while uploading media
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