Support » Plugins and Hacks » [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] Full images not exported to CDN (subdomain via FTP)

  • Zemalf


    The ‘Export to CDN’ in W3 Total Cache does not copy the “full images” over to CDN (I’m using subdomain as the self-hosted FTP CDN), only the WordPress generated thumbnails.

    For example, I’ve added a image to media library:

    WordPress creates the “thumbnails” automatically, named something like this:

    When I use the “Export media library to CDN” the full images are not somehow recognized. Everything that is recognized moves OK (green), but all images on the list are the 300×300, 150×150, etc. thumbnails.

    (W3 Total Cache version is

    [EDIT] I recently turned off the CDN, since I had to cleanup the subdomain, and this problem arised when I turned it back on and went to export stuff to sub-domain/CDN again. I think I did the earlier, successful export on WP 2.8.x or so. Now on the latest 2.9.2.

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  • Frederick Townes


    Did you try to start from scratch? I’m not clear on how things were ok then not. Please clarify.



    I had the W3 Total Cache, CDN, FTP path set to a directory in the subdomain I use as CDN. When I deleted that directory on the subdomain, and moved the FTP-path for CDN to the root of that subdomain, and tried to “re-populate” the subdomain CDN, full images were not copied…

    • I had FTP path as: / (with media library succesfully exported into that directory on the subdomain)
    • I disabled the CDN on W3 Total Cache
    • I deleted the / directory
    • I changed the FTP path on W3 Total Cache settings to / (root of the subdomain)
    • I enabled CDN on W3 Total Cache
    • I tried to “Export media library to CDN” (the now empty subdomain)
    • Only the thumbnail images were copied from wp-uploads
    • e.g. image.jpg was not copied, but the image-300×300.jpg and image-150×150.jpg WordPress had created on original upload were copied
    • Links to the full images that were not copied, point to CDN, but the file is not there (since it was not copied)

    Long story, but in short: seems like the media library export doesn’t recognize the full images (after changing the FTP path).

    Frederick Townes


    This issue is resolved in the next release.



    When will this version be released?

    I am experiencing the same problem, everything is uploaded just nicely and if i active CDN it also works great except for images in their original size.

    If the release is not to be expected for a couple of weeks is it then possible to download a beta or can you tell me what changes to what files need to be made?

    Frederick Townes


    You can contact me for the beta via my web site.

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