I installed a new version of 2.8 today and everything appeared to be working fine. Then when I tried to “Add a image” to a post, I found out that it was not working with my custom upload directory. I have read lots of posts in regards to this issue and have just discovered a “work around” that worked for me.
If you are using a custom directory to upload your photos in 2.8, there is only one way I found out how to make it work. With a fresh install, in the “Setting/Miscellaneous” under “Store uploads in this folder”, I put “uploads” (instead of the default ‘wp-content/uploads’) and for “Full URL path to files” I put “http://www.mywebsite.com/uploads” then clicked the “Save Changes” button. Then by using a FTP client, I had to CHMOD the Permissions settings for the newly created “uploads” directory to “777” before attempting to upload an new images while adding or updating any posts.
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