I was creating a new blog entry on our server, where we self host WordPress. We have the latest version of WordPress.
I was in the dashboard and inserted 3 SMALL file sized images about 80 KB each. I used the upload feature of the Dashboard to upload the images, and it showed the % complete bar goes to 100%, so I know it confirms uploading the photos.
But they don't show up in my blog, just broken image links. I tried it using both Explorer 9 and Firefox 10.0.2, and the same thing each time, the Dashboard says it uploaded the pics but they are not there.
When we check in the dashboard under MEDIA > LIBRARY we can see the 3 photos and details listed there, but the thumbnails are not showing up there.
I have read these forums and it 50% of the time people solve this by changing their permissions on the upload directory to 7-5-5. Our directory permission was already set to that, so were fine on permissions.
The other 50% of the time, people solve this in the dashboard by going to SETTINGS > MEDIA and in the "Uploading Files" section there is a field that says:
"Store uploads in this folder".
We made sure the field already says this: wp-content/uploads
Careful to make sure we had no quotes, no leading slashes or anything else. I know other people reported problems by having a leading slash.
As far as we are concerned, it should be all systems go, but yet it does not work.
So,,, we looked on our server using FTP in our uploads directory, and saw the images were not in the wp-content/uploads directory!
We then FTP'ed the 3 images directly to the wp-content/uploads directory on our server, and that finally got the images to show up in our blog! Now the thumbnails are showing up in the MEDIA > LIBRARY of the Dashboard like they should.
My question is, why is WordPress confirming that the images upload with the progress completion bar, but then not putting the files there? This is very perplexing.