Support » Installing WordPress » option miscellaneous allow-file-upload WHERE?

  • Check the checkbox in the upper left corner of this section of the SubPanel to activate WordPress’ file uploading features. To actually upload a file, see the Administration > Upload Panel.

    I cannot find the checkbox in the miscellaneous section?
    In my miscellaneous section I only have two options:


    Where do I have to allow the upload-function?

    Do I have to install a plugin?
    I am using wordpress 2.0.
    In the write-section I can upload files, but I don´t know where wordpress puts them and I cannot change the path….

    Thank you for your help.

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    What you see is correct.

    WordPress now creates folders when files are uploaded – you don’t have to set anything..
    Upload one today, and it will go into
    Do the same tomorrow

    You cannot change the path unless you hack the core or use a plugin.

    Do the same tomorrow: 2006/01, or? Thank you very much for your answer. Is it possible to upload mp3 files?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Oops – I did mean 2006 🙂

    Upload mp3 – it should certainly be possible. The only problem you might run into is the filesize limitation set by your host which is typically 2MB for this upload method. Unless you can get that changed, you’d need to use ftp.

    I tried “re-adding” the Upload tab to WordPress 2.0. So far so good. But I’m sure someone would turn it into a plugin, coz I don’t know how!

    Take a look here. This guy says he has it as a plugin but I have not have the opportunity to look yet.

    why would they remove the option of changing where the files get uploaded to? That stinks. I don’t want uploaded files to go into the wp space when I’m using it as a content management system that doesn’t use WP templates and such. I want images and media files to go into my main site directory space. Guess I have to hack the admin files and I don’t like doing that because I’ll have to remember where the hack is for the next client and so on. Please give us back control over where uploaded files go and ideally, I would like to specify different folders in the upload form so I can segment by pictures, video, etc.

    @laurim – Why hack?

    Visit Options -> Miscellaneous.

    Change “Store uploads in this folder:” to where you want uploads to be.

    Uncheck “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders”

    click “Update Options”

    i have 2.0 where that isn’t possible. I just discovered that 2.02 fixes the upload feature so now I need to carefully update to get it. thanks!

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