Are all images for a blog really dumped in one folder? (8 posts)

  1. Happeh
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello. I have a question about WordPress image management.

    It looks like all uploaded images go into one folder. How can that be? A large blog could have hundreds of images. It would be nuts to have them all in one folder.

    I would want to have a separate directory for the images for each post. Is there a way to do that?

    I came from software that would create directories, allow image uploads into those directories, and automatically create thumbnails of the images. It was easy to organize and keep track of the images for each post and add them to the post.

    Is there a plugin or something that has similar functions for wordpress?

  2. Jonas Grumby
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There are basically three options:

    1. Use WordPress to upload all of the files into one folder
    2. Use WordPress to upload the files into year and month based folders (Setting in Admin)
    3. Upload your files via FTP into any folder you want, and when inserting an image into a page or post, use the "from URL" option
  3. Happeh
    Posted 6 years ago #

    OH. MY. GOD.

    How can WordPress be top rated with such undeveloped image handling functions?

    Every post in my blog has.....8 pictures at least. One month = 30 days. That is 8 X 30 = 240 images per month. All dumped into one big folder that has to be searched through to find the image that belongs with a post?

    I guess this software is geared more towards writing only with a picture in 1 post per week huh?

  4. alism
    Posted 6 years ago #

    4. Try a plugin like NextGen Gallery.

  5. syncbox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    YOu don't have to go through all those images to "find" the images associated with a post, though... just look in the Media Library and filter the images there by the "attached to" attribute.

    Or go to the post and upload post images from there -- they will appear in the "Gallery" for THAT post. In 2.9.2, you can edit images from there, order them, delete, etc.

    I personally like the one folder (uploads) approach in that it makes writing dynamic code to display an image for that post elsewhere because you KNOW the path to it all the way up to the actual file name, which can be stored in a variable.

    though I wouldn't be opposed to the ability to set an /uploads/foldername/ for each category or parent page... especially if that is set by using some existing value of the post/page that you can retrieve based on that other attribute of the post (eg. post_parent or the_category or whatever.)

  6. Happeh
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I may not understand the gallery concept. It looks like maybe it separates images in a way I can work with. I need to experiment more.

    Thanks for connecting the gallery concept to individual posts.

  7. syncbox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You're welcome. Hope you find an answer but feel free to ask more. I'd be happy to help if I can.

  8. Happeh
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am working with the "Faster Image Insert" plugin which is showing me something I like for anyone else with similar image manipulation needs.

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