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MEDIA PROBLEMS PERSIST - HELP ME PLEASE (5 posts)

  1. Brian in NJ
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've posted numerous times to this forum, and if I don't get some answers soon, I'm not only leaving WordPress, I'll trash it everyday at my new blog.

    I've repeatedly asked for help about uploading media to my site. The files are in the right folder but WP doesn't seem to recognize them. I also can't put any graphic into a post unless I put an absolute reference into the HTML.

    Otto42, I didn't understand your post. I tried to do as much as I could decipher, but it didn't work. In any case, this is supposed to be BLOGGING software, and pictures are a major part of blogging. It shouldn't take the incredibly long procedure listed in Otto's well-meaning post to do that!!

    I can see from the forum that many, many people are having the same problem. What has been WP's response if any?

    Someone please help me. I can't have a blog without pictures!!!

  2. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There are just so many things that could be going wrong...

    • Permissions are set wrong
    • Images are in the wrong format for the web
    • Images were uploaded as ASCI
    • Images were uploaded to the wrong directory
    • Flash is not installed or needs updating
    • Browser is having problems
    • Your web host has security settings too high
    • Your host account doesn't have enough disk space to upload all of your images
    • A plugin is causing problems
    • Your theme is causing problems
    • Your upload directory is not set correctly
    • Your WordPress installation has missing/corrupted files
    • Something you added to your .htaccess (rewrite rule, hotlink protection) is causing problems

    I also can't put any graphic into a post unless I put an absolute reference into the HTML.

    Yes, this is required. Look at all the URLs where your post content may appear (post, edit post page, index, category, archive, search, tag) and you can see why relative URLs wouldn't work.

  3. Brian in NJ
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you iridiax,

    But the fact of the matter is that WP has a widespread problem, not only as evidenced on this forum, but across the Internet as a whole. It's not like I'm the only one, and the idividualization of the problems you listed seem to predeominately focus on it being me. Not even remotely true. Everyone knows, and everyone is talking about it.

    At least 50 percent of your suggestions are not viable options. I know the difference between an ASCII file and a graphic file, or I wouldn't be able to post any pictures at all would I? If my browser was having problems, even an absolute reference wouldn't make a difference. And I use several browsers by the way, as most people who develop for the Internet do.

    The above list goes on and on, but the fact of the matter is that thousands of WP users can't get answers and the company remains not only silent, but they refuse any help at all. They prefer to blame us.

    If the problem is so localized as your post suggests, why are there so many posts on the forum about it? Why is the Internet community outraged by it? Why can anyone Google the terms +"WordPress" and +"Media Upload problems" and get several million hits?

    WP needs to address this now, or they will lose this community forever.

    But it's not just me.

    I want to talk to someone at WP, and I'm quite serious about it.

  4. eruecco87
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Brian, I think your a little bit confused on the "Images were uploaded as ASCII" response.

    When you upload with an FTP program you have 2 options of transfering:
    ASCII mode or BINARY mode.

    It has nothing to do with graphical files or whatever format they are.

    You might want to double check the FTP program configuration and if its set to ASCII try changing it to BINARY or AUTOMATIC.

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    For crying out loud people, enough with the BS already, eh? I've deleted all the rude stuff from both sides. Let's keep this forum technical, okay?

    Brian: Most people don't have problems with the media uploader. But a few do, especially when they have crappy hosting setups or don't know what they're doing when they set the thing up in the first place.

    Hey, running a website is not the same thing as writing a blog. People get paid full time salaries to run websites, what makes you think it's going to always be "easy"? ;-)

    If you want to email me your blog's credentials and such (admin passwords, FTP passwords, that sort of thing), then I'll be happy to take a look at your site and see if I can fix your issue. 9 times out of 10 it's a simple misconfiguration of some setting. otto at ottodestruct dot com.

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