I've been wading the forums for a couple weeks trying to get my head around the way the different (pre- and post- 3.5) WPMSes handle the location and paths of uploads (Upload URL, Upload URL Path), while getting our new (installed with 3.6) and old (installed before 3.5) WPMSes to behave the same way in this regard in the most future-proof way.
I've been experimenting with different settings but wanted to start with a blank slate here to confirm the expected behavior.
This is especially important since we move sites from a pre-3.5x WPMS install (development) to a 3.6x WPMS install (production), and generally need to move sites around from one WPMS to another, in as streamlined fashion as possible.
What I Think I Know:
I see the difference in the expected behavior, confirming here:
Pre 3.5x Install
file stored at wp-content/blogs.dir/#/files
New 3.6x Install
file stored at wp-content/uploads/sites/#/filename.jpg
Wanted, as before:
File URL wanted:
file stored at WHATEVER WORKS
Question 1: What needs to be done to the new WPMS install and its sites settings so that we can continue to reference as in pre-3.5? (Aside from just reinstalling the new WPMS from 3.4 and upgrading upward.)
* .htaccess ?
* Upload URL, Upload URL Path settings ? (I
* wp-config.php and add define (UPLOADS ?
Question 2: What's your recommendation/opinion regarding continuing with the pre-3.5 file URL structure? I'm trying to understand the logic behind this change by WordPress.