WordPress Unable to Create Directory

Acadia Einstein


My System Admin yells at me a lot.  I let him, though because without him the site would be down more than his mom (which is a lot).  So when I started getting a WordPress Unable to Create Directory when updating a plugin I decided to reach out to him for help.  I need to update things and this is slowing me down.  So I MENTIONED it to him during work (I was at work, too).  And he was so nice he was actually going to try to fix it while he was working.

Then he yelled at me so I told him I would document what was happening and show him.  So here it is.  And now I assume everyone who has this problem will get it solved because he will fix it and say what he did in the comments!

So now all I have to do is hope he doesn’t yell at me too much when I post this.  I mean, he will tell me that my hosts sucks and whatnot but hey!  Who wouldn’t?  It does!  But he is super nice and I am totally sure he will help.  And if he doesn’t, you can ask him to by talking to him on G+ here is his profile!

I have run the site since 2005. And I have to say I am pretty damn proud of it. I wrote the book Whalewolf (sold on Smashwords.com) and am not even close to tired so I am just going to keep going. I was born in Portland, Maine and I currently live in New York and Charlotte, North Carolina. I keep hoping that at some point all these weird rebels are gonna say: "SURPRISE!" and act normal. Eight years and counting....


  1. andy O
    andy OReply
    December 11, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Rog is nice???


  2. Roger Sherman
    Roger ShermanReply
    December 11, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    This is a creative interpretation of the facts.

  3. Roger Sherman
    Roger ShermanReply
    December 11, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Don’t ever update anything.


  4. Roger Sherman
    Roger ShermanReply
    December 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Holy shit, I’m fixing your site right now, AND YOU’RE NOT AROUND TO TEST IT!!!

  5. Roger Sherman
    Roger ShermanReply
    December 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    RCA: WordPress 4.4 bug:


  6. Cider
    December 12, 2015 at 3:37 am

    As per usual, Acadia effer everything up. I’ve been telling him literally for years not to update shit.

    Thanks, Roger!

  7. Cider
    December 12, 2015 at 3:39 am

    Fuck you spellcheck. *Shakes head forever.*

  8. Andy O
    Andy OReply
    December 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Well since this was fixed, I now have the ability to upload an avatar. So thanks.

    Of course I also had the ability to change the entire theme of the site. I suspect that was not intended. Although allowing all the members to change the site could certainly create an air of unpredictability to coming here.

    • Acadia Einstein
      December 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Actually – that was a different thing, that I fixed! *preens*

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