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  • I have a site where I am using many pictures for various things to include pages in a blog. A few months ago, I was able to add photos to the media library from the server using a plug-in then change the URL from wp-content to the orignal location on the server and delete the duplicate in wp-content. I don’t remember how I did this or the capability has been removed in the latest version. In order to use additional plug-ins, the photos need to be in the Media Library.

    Given that I have multiple uses for photos, I would like to be able to point to them in places other than wp-content. I do not want to use wp-content for other portions of the site. Is it possible to change the URL in the Media Library?

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  • Maybe I am being dense but I don’t think this is what I need. I already have hundreds (thousands?) of images that already exist on the server and many existing pages link to them. They are organized by category and subcategory (as many as 4 levels) under a common root (say mydomain.com/myimages/). There are about 50-80 category folders under the root (myimages). I was able to change the URL for each photo in the Media Library to point to the original, site URL rather than one created by WordPress. The WP Original Media Path seems to be able to allow me to change the WordPress root to some other root folder but I don’t see a way to change individual photo URLs to point to the existing structure. Is this even possible now.

    Thank you for your time.

    Yeah, that plugin will help you point your media uploads to the correct root directory…but organizing into sub-folders based on categories is a bit beyond the scope of what it can do.

    Haven’t used it before, but maybe this will work: http://wordpress.org/support/view/plugin-reviews/media-file-manager

    Thanks, while media file manager, advanced, is a handy tool that lets me organize the media library files following my own organizational scheme (date is very limiting), it doesn’t fit my needs. Since I can’t find a database entry that has a full path, I am thinking that it is not possible without a modification to the underlying WordPress library. Or, I just didn’t find the full path.

    I do think that WordPress should allow for user organizational schemes, not only in file storage location but also library content display. It appears to me that the current mechanism quickly becomes very cumbersome to work with as files are added.

    Thank you for your time.

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