Incorrect file URL for existing uploaded images (3.0-single to multi-site)
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I upgraded an existing 2.9.2 single WordPress install to 3.0-alpha (latest nightly build), then converted it to multi-site yesterday. Image paths on the 3.0-alpha single install were fine, but once I converted it to multi-site, the existing uploaded image paths appear to be broken.
The images for the main site (now site 1) are located in wp-content/uploads/ and broken down into year/month folders.
The existing uploaded images fail to display in the following locations in the Admin area:
- Post Thumbnail meta box: Gives me the option to remove the thumbnail, so it recognizes that an image had been assigned as the post thumbnail.
- Add Image link above the post box: Shows one image in the gallery, but the image doesn't display.
- Media Library: I'm presented with the list of existing uploaded images, but image thumbnails are missing.
I was able to get the images to display again by manually copying the year/month/ folders inside wp-content/uploads/ over to wp-content/blog.dir/1/files/.
However, the old files are still being referenced in older posts/pages, and plugins that allow image uploads (example: WP Cycle). Those will have to be fixed somehow to reflect the new image locations.
- Are there plans to include a migration script to move the existing year/month folders into the proper directory when converting from single to multi-site? If not, there should be a notice to the user during or after the conversion that they will need to manually move those folders into the correct directory.
- Existing references/links to these uploaded files will break if the user moves the files to wp-content/blog.dir/1/files/ and deletes the old folders in wp-content/uploads/. Possible to fix those references when converting from single to multi-site?
Change History (27)
comment:23 follow-up: ↓ 25 gazouteast — 4 years ago
- Resolution fixed deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened