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Fix Missing a Temporary Folder Error

WordPress Missing a Temporary Folder Error.

Getting the error “Missing a Temporary Folder” on WordPress on any update of themses, plugins or images..?

This is an Error that result incorrect PHP configuration on your server. It has simple fix that works like magic.

Here is how you fix it.


What is “Missing a Temporary Folder” Error in WordPress?

The “Missing a Temporary Folder” error is the result of incorrect PHP settings on your WordPress hosting environment. One of those settings dictates WordPress to store uploaded files in a temporary folder before saving them to the desired location. Without access to that temporary folder, WordPress won’t be able to process your uploaded files and software updates.

Whether or not you deleted the temporary folder by accident, this error occurs when WordPress cannot locate or access that folder.

Now that we’ve covered the culprit behind the “Missing a Temporary Folder” error, let’s see how to fix it in no time.

How to Fix “Missing Temporary Folder” Error in WordPress

  • Go to your public_html or the WordPress Root directory.
  • Backup up your wp-config.php  – You can download it on your device or just create a copy
  • Open to edit your wp-config.php
  • Add the following line on your wp-config.php

define(‘WP_TEMP_DIR’,dirname(_FILE_). ‘/wp-content/temp/’);


Save the changes, then re-upload the updated wp-config.php file to your website (if you were editing offline).

That All…

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