Yes, I had those as well
wordpress failed to open stream: Permission denied in…
Unable to create directory …/httpdocs/wp-content/uploads/… . Is its parent directory writable by the server?
And yes was searching web fiercely for a solution here: WordPress Support, here: WordPress Mu then here for a change: WordPress Deutschland ORG just to see all those guys suggesting chmod.
I mean, if I have a windows server am I banned to have no support, no community, no right to setup WordPress blog? 🙂
well I went to Plesk File Manager of my domain hoping to find some way to chmod that folder on windows server… and succeeded!
Here’s what you do:
1. Navigate to the folder where WordPress is installed (e.g. yourdomain.de/httpdocs/yourblogname):
2. After clicking on key-symbol and getting permission setting screen, just give FULL permissions to your Plesk IIS User (the account your IIS runs under):
That was it! After this change I could suddenly upload images, change theme template files, all the other things I wanted so bad and couldn’t because WordPress didn’t have sufficient rights!