Fix “Missing a Temporary Folder” Error in WordPress

Are you looking ‘Missing a temporary folder’ on your WordPress site? This error will not allow you to update images, update themes and plugins, or update WordPress core. In this article, I will explain you how to easily fix “Missing a temporary folder” error in WordPress.

What is the Reason for the ‘Missing a Temporary Folder’ Error in WordPress?

This error is generating by incorrect PHP settings on your WordPress hosting account. There is a specific PHP setting that defines a temporary folder which is use by applications temporarily to store the data before saving it to the required location.

When you upload an image, update the theme or plugin, or update the WordPress version, WordPress requires access to this temporary folder.

If the location of this folder is not defined in your hosting server’s PHP configuration setting, then WordPress will be unable to do any of these tasks and will show you ‘Missing a temporary folder’ error.

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After saying this, let’s see how to fix the ‘Missing a temporary folder’ error in WordPress.

See How to Fix Missing Temporary Folder Error in WordPress

First of all, you need to connect to your website using the FTP client or file manager in your hosting account’s cPanel dashboard.

After this, you have to find the wp-config.php file and edit it.

You have to put this code in the file right before the line that says ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging’.

define('WP_TEMP_DIR', dirname(__FILE__) . '/wp-content/temp/');

Save wp-config.php file and upload to your website.

After this, you have to go to the / wp-content / folder and create a new folder inside it. You must give the name of this new folder ‘temp’.

All this, now you can go to your WordPress Admin Area and try uploading an image.

Note: Above mention method doesn’t work, then check your directory permissions for your wp-content folder. This issue is make by a poorly configured hosting environment. The solution mentioned above is just a solution. If not fix ask your hosting provider to fix this.

I hope article helped you fix the ‘Missing a temporary folder’ error in WordPress. You can also list of the most common SSL issue and how to fix them.

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