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Extension manager won't upload (error uploading file to...)

Postby kickrox » Fri May 25, 2012 7:01 pm

Hello, I'm having a problem uploading a template to install, after a new install of 2.5.4.
Everytime i try to upload and install the template it returns with an error after waiting a while. the error is simply "there was an error uploading this file to the server". I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar issues as this and if there's a solution for it.
the joomla install istself was from simple scripts via ipage hosting. I'm not sure but i read somewhere that it could be a permissions or a path problem. I've checked my permissions and directories are set to 755 and files to 644.
thank you, any help is appreciated.

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Re: Extension manager won't upload (error uploading file to.

Postby Sean Clement » Fri May 25, 2012 8:19 pm

If you go to 'site' -> 'system information' -> 'Directory Permissions', are all the 'status' writable (with the exception of configuration.php)?
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Re: Extension manager won't upload (error uploading file to.

Postby kickrox » Fri May 25, 2012 11:01 pm

Yes, and in fact the configuration.php is also writable so it's writable all the way down the list.

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Re: Extension manager won't upload (error uploading file to.

Postby Sean Clement » Sun May 27, 2012 5:10 pm

How large is the '.zip' file that you are uploading?

Do you have a low 'upload_max_filesize' that could be getting in the way?

Go to 'Site' -> 'System Information' -> 'PHP Information', search for the term 'upload_max_filesize'. If the 'upload_max_filesize' is smaller then the '.zip' file you are trying to upload you will get an error.

If this is the case let me know and I'll tell you what to do so you can upload extensions.
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