The scenario is, you have a custom install of WordPress and you’re trying to upload a blog post that has pictures included but you get the error “Picture Upload Not Supported by Blog”. WordPress does support this, so you have two options.
- You can configure Live Writer to FTP the pictures to your blog. This solution works fine, but I’d rather fix the problem that caused the above error.
- To fix the above error, you need to create an “uploads” inside of the wp-content folder in your WordPress installation. (
yourBlog/wp-content/uploads). It’s very important that you then set permissions on this folder so the site can write content to it. If your web server is a unix/linux blend then you can use most FTP programs to set the folder permissions to 777. If you are using a Microsoft IIS web server then you’ll need to find a utility to set the permissions on the folder to read/write for both yourself, and the IUSR user that the site uses. My web host Brinkster has a utility available on their page that allows for these type of changes in their setup.