WordPress Images Not Displaying

Just a quick 6 monthly blog post.

As I am pretty lame at server management and checking some of my smaller websites I noticed that some of my images were not being displayed on WordPress websites which I own.

Whilst in WordPress trying to find the reason for images not displaying, I thought it was a good time to upload the latest version of WordPress and I was presented with this error.

“Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional.”

My first thought was to check the file permissions in my FTP client – I did they were fine.

So I did what everyone does and used Google to search for the error and all the answers were related to permissions and this was not my issue.

I then found out the issue was that I had maxed out my diskspace so there was no space left to write – simple hey?

Problem: “Upload folder is not writable. Export and file upload features will not be functional.”

Fix: Check your disk space.

5 thoughts on “WordPress Images Not Displaying”

  1. Ahh, I googled for this same error and checked my quota — and lo and behold! I still had 70GB left!

    Then I dug a bit further and found out there’s a file number limit too. I had exceeded the number of files allowed.

    Worth checking in case anybody has this error and is not exceeding their GB quota.

  2. >>>Then I dug a bit further and found out there’s a file number limit too. I had exceeded the number of files allowed.

    What is the file limit and where did you find out about it?

  3. Same problem here – I was nowhere near my Disk Space quota, but had exceeded by File Limit quota.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction and putting an end to the need to continue my pointless and frustrating conversation with 1&1′s incompetent tech support.

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