Uploads impossible to migrate during domain name change or host change
|Reported by:||johnjamesjacoby||Owned by:|
Media files are stored using the absolute path to the file.
When changing the root folder, changing domain name, or changing a web host, it seems almost impossible to move uploads without having to totally re-upload them and attach them.
Using the import/export tool does not alleviate this problem.
Any popular articles available online about this subject (located at wordpress.org or others) fail to mention this completely.
Also, changing the uploads directory location in admin settings does not retro actively move files or change the database entries to reflect this change, resulting in the need for multiple upload folders.
In my opinion, this is a major oversight. I understand that 2.8 will introduce better upload/media management, and I hope that this issue is addressed along with that update.