Wordpress Error - Image rotation is not supported by your web host

I ran into this issue where I was unable to edit images in my Wordpress installation. The error reported was on the "Edit Image" page inside the media library with the text "Image rotation is not supported by your web host"

I was able to determine this was related to a missing PHP library that Wordpress uses. Perhaps the installation script in the Linode knowledgebase should be updated?

Here are the steps I took to fix it in case anyone else runs into this issue. For info on this solution I found the deails here - https://gideonheilbron.nl/posts/wordpre … supported/">https://gideonheilbron.nl/posts/wordpress-php-gd-image-rotation-not-supported/

I'm running Debian 8 (Jessie) also. Hope this helps!

$ apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install php5-gd
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
$  php5 -m | grep -i gd
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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It's typical to install GD and ImageMagick, they offer support for image manipulation.

Sometimes it is also typical to install Ghostscript, which gives additional features if you want to convert between an image format and PDF/postscript.


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