When uploading files, can't use directory for file uploads one or more levels up from WP dir
|Reported by:||lelion||Owned by:||anonymous|
First time trying to report bugs :)
Here's a bug which appeared in WordPress since version 2.1.x upwards.
I am using currently 2.2, and it is still there.
It concerns blog setups, which use a dir for uploading files, which are higher in the file system on the server than the blog itself.
Here's a quick example:
I am using two blogs on my domain. One is in www.mydomain.com/bg/ and the other in www.mydomain.com/en/. (I blog in two languages, so I decided to create two blogs, instead of using a plugin.)
Being so, for me is much easier to make a directory for file uploads, which will be in the root of my domain, and will be used for both blogs. In this case, I use www.mydomain.com/wp-uploads/. There are uploded files via the WP integrated file uploader.
To specify this dir, when I first installed WP 2.05, I used the following format in OPTIONS -> MISC -> Store uploads in this folder: "../wp-uploads"
'../' usually means 'go higher one dir and count from there' and it worked :)
This worked fine, and when I uploaded files, WP made links like that:
After I made an upgrade to 2.1.x, and when I uploaded files, links became:
Interesting, but this worked anyway, but still it's a bug. In the source files (I upload mostly images) become:
...with '../' instead of '/bg/wp-uploads...' etc.
OK, I tried to re-define upload dir.
I tried to specify absolute path, instead of relative, like:
It didn't work, WP added "http://www.mydomain.com" in front and everything screwed up.
I tried "http://www.mydomain.com/wp-uploads/", it didn't work, either.
I tried to specify absolute path like '/wp-uploads/', it didn't work...
I tried everything, but nope.
After upgrade to 2.2, it is the same.
WP adds "http://www..." or directly uses "../" so in both cases I have wrong URLs to images and thumbnails :(
What can be done?...
Can WP again become flexible when specifying directories for upload which are higher, than where WP is installed?...
I am not sure what and where in the code of WP was changed but I know that in 2.05 when I used '../' in OPTIONS -> MISC -> UPLOADS DIR, it was resolved in the URLs correctly, and since 2.1.x, it is 'printed' directly (as is) in the links, so things to do not work anymore :(
I do not know enough PHP to propose a fix, but I am sure that if we can compare 2.05 and 2.2, a difference will be seen :)
I know other people who use an upload other than the default (and higher than WP is installed) and if bug fix is proposed and implemented, would be great:)
Thank you! :-)
I'll provide more details, if you need!