Restore the fields to change the url and file upload
|Author:||studio RVOLA (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.5|
|WordPress version tested:||4.8|
|Added to WordPress repository:||29-12-2012|
|Total downloads:||61 521|
|Active installs:||9 000+|
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First of all, it is important to back up your website before using this extension. I can not be held liable if you lose content. Thank you.
Here is the installation. Normally, it’s pretty simple. Just enter the URL you want for your uploads directory. Be careful if you use a domain other than your domain, pointing your domains (DNS) to the desired folder.
For example, if I want to have
http://media.domain.com as my URL for my uploads folder, I need to point DNS
media.domain.com to the root of my WordPress site.
http://other-domain.com/images. I have to point my domain to the
images folder on my WordPress server.
The easiest way to understand how the extension works and only use your current WordPress domain at first. By default, the URL of the uploads folder of WordPress is
http://domain.com/wp-content/uploads. Try for example to put this in the field:
http://domain.com/media, then send an image by the usual WordPress media page and normally by magic, WordPress will create the media folder at the root of your WordPress And upload your image to your server.
If your website is blank, you do not have anything else to do. If your site already has images for a while, read on.
Please note that the URL change is never retroactive. This means that if you change the URL of the media folder, the images called in your article, etc. will still call the old URL. Similarly, templates and extensions that use dynamic functions will call the new URL while the items in the uploads folder will still be in the old folder.
The easiest if you want to migrate the URL is to do it in 3 simple steps:
Change the field with the new URL.
Move the contents of your old uploads folder to the location of the new URL. For example, my old folder URL is
http://domain.com/wp-content/uploads and I now want the images to be
http://domain.com/media; After changing the field in the options like this:
http://domain.com/media, I move the contents of the
http://domain.com/wp-content/uploads folder to the
http://domain.com/media, so I allow dynamic functions to continue to find the media files in your new folder.
Now we need to change, the old image calls
http://domain.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/test.jpg for example that is in the content of WordPress articles. First you have to back up your database, because the operation can be damaging and I can not be held responsible. It is necessary to modify in SQL by a simple Search> Replace.
There are extensions on WordPress that do the job very well, I think, especially at Search & Replace.
Just search for
http://domain.com/wp-content/uploads and replace it with
http://domain.com/media which matches the field you entered in step 1.
Normally if you scrupulously follow these steps, you are able to be able to simply change the URL of your uploads folder.
Good continuation and think about adding a review.
The plugin does it work with a real CDN?
Unfortunately not. Because WordPress is able to handle the file uploads directly.
This plugin is only used to mount a mirror subdomains on WordPress installation or change the location of file uploads.
I just set the plugin, but the images are not displayed
- Check that the path is correct specify.
- Check that the file was created on the server with the chmod 777 or 755.
My site is broken
- Do not panic!
- Refer to the help for configuring media fields.
- You can always follow the uninstallation procedure if you want to reverse.
I want to make suggestions
We’re glad you want to help us improve the WP Original Media Path!
The GIT repository is available here https://github.com/rvola/wp-original-media-path
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