Installing WordPress is really one of the easiest pieces of software I have ever installed. Yet, either through a misunderstanding of mine or perhaps a tiny rough edge.
- upload problems
- problems with permalinks
One of the things that you can do to make your blog your own is to have a different header photo. The only limitation is that the size of the image should be below 2 megabytes.
appearance - customize - header image - add new image - upload
However, when trying to upload a new header I uncovered a few permission problems. The file will be saved under the wp-content directory. The uploaded photos will be stored under the uploads directory.
One of the things that was missing on the installation was the uploads directory. In addition there were a few other operating system permissions as well.
chmod 777 /var/www/html/blog/
chmod 777 /var/www/html/blog/wp-content
chmod 777 /var/www/html/blog/wp-content/uploads
Once these fixes were done, it was possible to upload the new photo without any problems.
When actually adding a few posts, I noticed that the permalinks didn’t actually work. I kept receiving the following message.
Oops! That page can’t be found.
I have seen a lot of solutions but it appears to simply go into parmalinks and simply press save with or without changing anything.
dashboard -> settings -> permalink