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9 years, 5 months ago
I recently moved my WordPress installation from one server to another.
One of the problems this has left me with is that links to images uploaded in my pre-upgrade posts no longer work.
For an example see this post:
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If you click on the image it links to this page (I originally uploaded the images using ‘Link to page’ option):
But the image is not found. However, if you look at the properties of the image on the post its location is listed correctly as:
The problem appears to be that WordPress is not associating the attachment_id with the address of the image. But I have no idea how that works or how to fix it.
I’ve tried updating the permalink structure, but that didn’t make any difference. I’ve also tried using different themes but that doesn’t fix it either.
Any thoughts, possible solutions or information would be much appreciated.
I’m still nowhere with this. There must be some reason why the attachment_id link no longer points to the image?
9 years, 3 months ago
I have the same problem. I moved from .com to bluehost and used their service to move. Image links are broken, and images didn’t move.
“You would need to do a Backup of the images, files and database from WordPress and upload that to your site here. The transfer does not happen automatically. It needs manual upload.”
I guess I’m screwed because I deleted my .com blog?
.com doesn’t offer access to backup images.
Why didn’t somebody: Bluehost or WP.com tell me?