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  • Resolved jstickley


    Okay, you’re probably all going to want to shoot me for asking this question, but I can’t seem to get image uploading to work… even in 2.5.1. There’s probably a simple fix for this I’m just missing.

    From what I can tell, the files are uploading properly (yes, even using IE7 and Vista)… but instead of going to wp-content/uploads, they’re going to wp-admin/wp-content/uploads (which, now that I’ve dug into things a bit, seems to have been created when I first upgraded to 2.5).

    What have I done incorrectly? I’ve got the upload folder in settings / miscellaneous set properly (wp-content/uploads). I’ve tried setting the full path with to no avail.

    Any suggestions?

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  • i’m having the exact issue with one of my installations. None of the fixes seem to help and i can’t find any other info on this bug.

    Glad to know I’m not alone with this. It’s a very frustrating bug.

    I hate to bump the thread, but is anyone else having this issue? Is there a fix?

    same here, but only with one of my upgrades to 2.5. One site did fine, while the other has an error when uploading. I even tried upgrading to 2.5.1. I have checked all permissions and 777 is a go. Ideas!?!

    I’m having this trouble too.

    My images are being uploaded to /htdocs/wp-content instead of /htdocs/wp-content/uploads. This occurred with 2.5.0 and occurs in 2.5.1.

    Anyone had any progress on this?

    I still haven’t had any luck correcting this. Looks like it’s not a uniform problem across sites with different webhosts, though. My network solutions sites all have the problem, but not those I host through netfirms. I can’t see how this would be part of the problem, but maybe that’s just my ignorance.

    I tried reinstalling all files for a site (without a completely new database installation), but that didn’t seem to help. Makes me wonder if there’s a setting in the database that’s not right somehow?

    Anyone have thoughts on this?

    Wild guess–check the value of the upload_path in wp_options?

    I just double-checked it… it’s set to “wp-content/uploads”, as it should be.

    Is this something my .htaccess file could affect?

    I’m having a problem as well too. my site does not even display properly and I can’t even log into my admin area

    Is your host 1and 1 by any chance??


    Seems you have bigger issues with your site than just image uploads (the topic of this thread).

    I don’t mean to sound harsh, but crossposting your issue in an unrelated thread isn’t exactly proper forum etiquette.

    I suppose .htaccess could be causing a problem like that–might want to post your contents of that here. If the contents are long/large, put the code at a pastebin and report the link here.

    @capples3–jstickley is correct, you have an issue that should be reported on a separate thread.

    I don’t think there’s anything out of the ordinary in the .htaccess file, but here it is just in case.

    Options -Indexes
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    Any other ideas?

    Anything in the value for upload_url_path in wp_options?

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