Unable to upload files in WordPress: The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/upload

Created:

2017-06-13 04:39:26 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-21 05:18:01 UTC

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Unable to upload files in WordPress: The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/upload

Symptoms

Unable to upload files in WordPress:

The uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/upload

Cause

Not sufficient permissions for an application pool user: modify permission is missing

Resolution

Change permissions for uploads folder so that application pool user for the site has modify permissions.

For more information about this error, visit forum posts on a WordPress or IIS forums:

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/upload-media-error-3/

https://forums.iis.net/t/1196336.aspx?IIS+7+Publishing+with+Web+Platform+Wordpress+Error

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