How to Fix “Missing a Temporary Folder” Error in WordPress
What Causes The ‘Missing a Temporary Folder’ Error in WordPress?
This error is caused by incorrect PHP settings on your WordPress hosting environment. There is a specific PHP setting that defines a temporary folder to be used by apps like WordPress to temporarily store data before saving it to the desired location.
WordPress needs access to this temporary folder when you upload an image, install or update a theme or plugin, or update WordPress core.
If the location of this folder is not defined in your server’s PHP configuration, then WordPress will be unable to do any of these things and will show you ‘Missing a temporary folder’ error.
Fix Missing Temporary Folder Error in WordPress
For this tutorial, you will need to edit wp-config.php file in WordPress. If you haven’t done this before, then please see our guide on how to edit wp-config.php file in WordPress.
First, you will need to connect to your website using an FTP client such FileZilla or File Manager in cPanel dashboard of your hosting account.
Next, you will need to locate the wp-config.php file and edit it.
You need to paste this code to the file just before the line that says ‘That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging’.
Save your changes and upload the wp-config.php file back to your website.
Next, you need to go to
/wp-content/ folder and create a new folder inside it. You need to name this new folder
That’s all, you can now visit your WordPress admin area and try uploading an image.