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File upload error


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14 March 2014 at 3:50pm Community Member, 5 Posts

When I try to upload a picture in the "Files" Section on the admin section I get an error (little black on screen box: "Internal Server Error"). When I check my logs I find the following line:

[Fri Mar 14 14:40:35 2014] [warn] [client] mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error: Call to a member function getFilename() on a non-object in /var/www/clients/client1234/web5678/web/framework/forms/UploadField.php on line 1279, referer:

Did anyone have the same issue?


19 March 2014 at 3:49am Community Member, 1 Post

I have the same error in logs. SS version 3.1.3.
But when I set display_errors in php.ini to "On" upload works fine without any error.


23 March 2014 at 6:02pm Community Member, 41 Posts

Same here, went back to 3.1.2 and it works fine


24 March 2014 at 11:57pm Community Member, 23 Posts

Hey guys,

had the same problem. here´s the fix:



13 September 2014 at 10:20am (Last edited: 13 September 2014 10:21am), Community Member, 5 Posts

While reviewing some of my SilverStripe projects I came a cross this issue I had and found the fix I used could be useful to share. I used this solution: [url=]File Upload issue in SilverStripe CMS[/url]. I adjusted the SilverStripe Framework file framework/filesystem/Folder.php to this:

public static function find_or_make($folderPath) {
// Create assets directory, if it is missing
if(!file_exists(ASSETS_PATH)) Filesystem::makeFolder(ASSETS_PATH);

* Bugfix by Peter Thaleikis
* This solves the issue with 'Internal Server Error' on some shared webhosting packages.
if ($folderPath == '/') $folderPath = ASSETS_PATH;
* End of the fix

$folderPath = trim(Director::makeRelative($folderPath));
// replace leading and trailing slashes
$folderPath = preg_replace('/^\/?(.*)\/?$/', '$1', $folderPath);
$parts = explode("/",$folderPath);

to fix it :)