Pulse CMS - Gallery thumbnails not displaying on server

Jul 16, 2015

I have been having issues lately with the gallery thumbnails not displaying correctly on a Pulse CMS based website. The issue appears to be linked to the cache folder that is used by TimThumb to create thumbnails for gallery images. The thumbnails work perfectly on my localhost though can stop working when making changes to gallery items on the server. Usually this can be resolved by changing the permissions of the cache folder on the server (inc/plugins/cache) to '777' and then removing it's contents.

Pushing the site contents from a git repository seems to cause issues when compared to FTP'ing the files directly and I am yet to figure out why this would affect folder permissions.

The best resource I have found so far regarding this issue is The Buzz Media Blog, specifically 'http://www.thebuzzmedia.com/tip-for-timthumb-thumb-php-not-generating-thumbnails'.