Support » Plugin: Custom Upload Dir » [Plugin: Custom Upload Dir] Any issue with changing folder paths?

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    Hi Ulf
    This plugin looks ideal for what I want to do: change the upload dir for one particular custom post type.

    My question (before I go ahead and start uploading) is will there be any problem if I set the folder path for say “/%post_type%/%postname%”, do my uploading and then revert back to the default folder for my normal posts? I might have to do this several times as I continue to add new custom post types and new regular posts. How will WordPress / your plugin handle this switching? Is it safe to do?

    I appreciate any advice you may have,


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  • Plugin Author ulfben


    It should work, no problems. But do test first. 🙂

    Thanks for the reply. I did as you suggested. I found it only works if the base upload folder is kept the same. If you change that, then the file path for EVERY image on your blog (even previously uploaded ones) is changed, resulting in broken image links.

    However, if you only switch around the path templates, previously stored image paths are not affected. Hope this might help someone. Thanks for the plugin!

    Plugin Author ulfben


    Thank you very much for reporting that back. I’ll add that info to the FAQ; it’s very useful to be aware of.

    Yes, it basically means all uploads HAVE to be stored inside sub-folders of the base folder, it’s not possible to have different top level or base upload folders as WordPress core can’t handle more than one.

    Maybe a warning before you try to change the base path? Or no option at all in the plugin to change it? (as there is already an option to set the default upload folder in the WordPress settings).

    Dear ulfben, i installed custom custom-upload-dir plugin, my site is new, i dont have old images, so i can try more test with the plugin.
    After plugin installation im using /%year%/%monthnum%/%day% as my upload folder structure, but my current date detail are September 24, 2012, 2:24 pm. but the folder created in wrong way..folder created like this way
    wp-content/uploads/2012/08/11. How i can solve my issue and how can create wp-content/uploads/2012/09/24 (Year/Month/Date)structure…
    PLease suggest..
    Thanks in advance …
    Justin Joseph

    Plugin Author ulfben


    Make sure the clock on your server is what you think it is.

    Dear iam using Godaddy linux shared hosting.
    i am going through the code in custom_upload_dir.php file `$date = explode(” “, date(‘Y m d H i s’, $time));
    $tags = array(‘%post_id%’,’%postname%’,’%post_type%’,’%year%’,’%monthnum%’,’%month%’, ‘%day%’,’%hour%’,’%minute%’,’%second%’);
    $replace = array($post_id, $post_name, $post_type, $date[0], $date[1], $date[1], $date[2], $date[3], $date[4], $date[5]);`
    .. i’m trying to solve the issue….. 🙁 new to programing… 🙁

    Dear pls have a look on these values, i just var_dump the vales ..

    $time=string(10) "1348590061"
    tags array=array(10) { [0]=> string(9) "%post_id%" [1]=> string(10) "%postname%" [2]=> string(11) "%post_type%" [3]=> string(6) "%year%" [4]=> string(10) "%monthnum%" [5]=> string(7) "%month%" [6]=> string(5) "%day%" [7]=> string(6) "%hour%" [8]=> string(8) "%minute%" [9]=> string(8) "%second%" }
    replace array=array(10) { [0]=> int(7) [1]=> string(7) "add-new" [2]=> string(4) "page" [3]=> string(4) "2012" [4]=> string(2) "08" [5]=> string(2) "08" [6]=> string(2) "11" [7]=> string(2) "12" [8]=> string(2) "55" [9]=> string(2) "49" }
    //after $customdir = str_replace($tags,	$replace, $customdir); //do all cheap replacements in one go.

    Pls check the values after str_replace function…

    Ohh man…
    this line $date = explode(" ", date('Y m d H i s', $time));
    making the issue with me.

    this code working correctly in a simple code with correct values, but didnt get correct values in plugin code 🙁 🙁

    Dear could you pls tell about this line (Line number: 133)
    $time = ($post->post_date == '0000-00-00 00:00:00') ? $time : strtotime($post->post_date);

    i just displayed this code
    time varible=1348595913
    post->post_date:2012-08-11 12:55:49
    time varible=1344689749

    here i can’t understand from where post->post_date coming with 2012-08-11 12:55:49. From where??
    Please suggest…..

    Plugin Author ulfben


    It’s the date and time you published the current post. Read the place holder tag descriptions.

    Dear thank you for your reply,
    The issue happened with my website because iam using one classified theme have different posts settings than wordpress default posts.
    I reduced number of thumbnails created by the theme code by editing theme code and wordpress code.Also i enabled your plugin, did some changes in the database tables.
    Now its working with me…

    Thank You
    So much for your plugin and support

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