Editing upload location breaks all previous gallery shortcode (4 posts)

  1. tgiokdi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried changing the upload location in the MIS section, and it broke all my previous posts that used the gallery short cut.


    I changed it back, but I'm assuming this is a bug of some kind

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You moved the uploads folder location - so previously uploaded images that are still in the old upload location cannot possibly work. All of the generated urls will be incorrect.

    That's not a bug. That's just plain logic.

  3. noelgreen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You could use the "Search and Replace" plugin.

    Then search and replace your old image path with your new one.

    So, for example, if the old path were: wp-content/uploads/
    And the new path is simply: uploads/

    Then you could search for "wp-content/uploads/" and replace it with "uploads/"

    Just make sure you know what you're replacing what with before you run it.

  4. tgiokdi
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I didn't change the file location, I changed the option in wordpress's "mis" section:


    so the files that were uploaded in the past are still all in the same place they were before. The gallery shortcode though doesn't seem to be remembering anything, so even a post that I make 2 years ago with it is showing the new url instead of ye olde one.

    so my post from 2007 that says '[gallery]' doesn't work when I want to change the location of future uploads. I didn't expect a change in the options to affect previous posts like that.

    Thanks for trying to help me though, your particular flavor of snark was tasty.


    thanks a ton, I think that'll do what I need it to

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