Errors when accessing temporary folders (WordPress & PHP Upload errors)

Errors when accessing temporary folders (WordPress & PHP Upload errors)

Accessing the temporary directory, commonly used by WordPress and PHP when managing uploaded files, is failing.

Which components are affected by this issue

  • WordPress plugin installation
  • WordPress update
  • PHP File upload applications

What issues may you see

“Temporary Directory not available”
“Failed to open stream: no such file or directory”

When will this issue be resolved

We are doing our best to get these issues resolved as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough details to tell how soon that will be.

What can you do to fix this

Although there are no known workarounds at this time, you can manually update and install WordPress plugins by downloading them from the developer, then unzip the resulting file, and uploading it to the “plugins” directory in your WordPress installation. You can do the same with themes, just upload to the “themes” folder.


  • Nov. 22 (First Detected)

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I think this is applicable but if it isn’t Im willing to remove the comment. I attempted the temporary fix outlined in the original post. The one about unzipping the theme and uploading the resulting folder straight into my theme folder for my site. Very early on into the upload I hit an upload limit. Im trying to upload my divi theme. Not sure if I am the only one experiencing this or if it is because I am using the free version, which if that is the issue I can understand that. I hope this is helpful.

Can you try using a desktop FTP client like FileZilla? The inline file manager is a bit finicky.

It is also possible that you reached the inode limit, you can check the control panel sidebar for more information on that.


Thank you! It worked using FileZilla.

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It appears that the temporary file issue was resolved.

I don’t know exactly what happened or the exact timeline of when the issue started and when it was fixed, but it seems to be OK now.