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[resolved] settings >> media >> wp-content/uploads (3 posts)

  1. maanojrakhit
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    url http://maanojrakhit.com/wp

    wp provides an option to upload media using uploader in dashboard >> media >> library and i can successfully upload media files that way

    but i wanted to examine if it is possible to use an ftp client like filezilla to upload media files which somehow i have been used to for long before coming to wp

    so i attempted the following approach but failed to get desired results

    i am not sure if the failure on my part is on account of a mistake in my methodology or is it because uploads using filezilla do not work for wp?

    if any one of you experienced guys can help me understand the basic reason i shall appreciate

    following was the approach i adopted which finally failed -

    wp dashboard >> wp settings >> media tells me wp-content/uploads is the place to store my media files

    using filezilla i uploaded media files to public_html/wp-content/uploads

    next i checked wp dashboard >> media >> library but did not see uploaded files on that screen

    then i thought may be wp-content/uploads is supposed to be placed in wp installation folder which is public_html/wp

    using cpanel >> file manager i moved wp-content/uploads to public_html/wp

    still i did not see media files uploaded using filezilla inside wp dashboard >> media >> library

  2. BeautyPirate
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I suggest uploading via Media -> Add new or directly inserting images when your´re writing a code because:

    1. Most likely this is the only way the images are included into your WP database, this is why the manually uploaded images wont show up in media.

    2. WordPress automatically crops several sizes of images including thumbnails which comes in handy.

    3. What you could do is make a folder in /wp-content/uploads/ and call it myimages. Upload your files there but you will always have to embed them manually.

    I hope this helps.

  3. maanojrakhit
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, it helped.

    I uploaded media files using WP uploader and it worked smoothly and uploads were visible in media library. Now, I can embed them in posts as required.

    I do not need FileZilla to upload any more because what was uploaded wasn't visible in media library and, therefore, could not be embedded.

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