I just changed over to Managed Wordpress. The first time I tried to upload an image, I got this error:

Unable to create directory uploads/2017/09. Is its parent directory writable by the server?


I found your post here and looked at the upload folder. It was already wp-content/uploads. I noticed that this box was checked:

Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders



I unchecked that and tried again. I got this message:

Unable to create directory uploads. Is its parent directory writable by the server?


So what it seems to be telling me is that I don't have permission to write to the uploads folder. 


I also noticed I can't edit templates. Is this a function of managed WordPress? I noticed when I tried to edit a template that it said:

For your security, the WordPress file editor is disabled by default.

If you enable file editing all plugin and theme files on the server will become editable.


Is this why I can't upload images? Do I need to turn it off to upload images? And if I do turn it off, can I put the protection back on after I'm finished?


I'm not really experienced with WordPress, but I have been making minor edits to templates and uploading images for years. I'd like to do the same now, but I don't want to leave the site open to hacking.