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.