WP Original Media Path
[resolved] Problem: Cannot use multiple folders (4 posts)

  1. videosc
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, I discovered a problem with the WP Original Media Path plugin, or maybe it is something that just cannot be done within WordPress.

    I have dozens of photos I would like to store in specific folders. I used this plugin to create the first one:

    Upload Folder: photos/landscapes
    Full URL Path: http://mysite.com/photos/landscapes

    I then wrote a post about my landscape photos and inserted them as a gallery and they showed up fine. Then I changed the media upload settings as follows:

    Upload Folder: photos/portraits
    Full URL Path: http://mysite.com/photos/portraits

    And this also worked fine for a post I wrote that included a gallery of my portrait photos, but when I went back to check the post I made about landscapes none of the photos showed up! I checked the path of these images in the Media Library and all of my landscape photos were now pointing to the portraits folder!

    I checked via FTP to see if the folders and photos were all where I uploaded them and they were.

    So is it possible to have multiple folders by using this plugin? I hope the answer is yes because it would make it much easier to organize hundreds of images.

    Thank you!


  2. RVOLA
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello @ videosc
    Unfortunately the plugin WP Original Media not only changes the location of the folder 'uploads' folder wp-content.

    WordPress then apply it legit file management within it. There are currently only two possible settings:
    - 'Organize my files sent in monthly and annual records' example '2014/01/'
    - Or in the upload folder.

    Your request can not be done with this plugin.
    I recommend finding a htaccess rule.
    good luck

  3. videosc
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello and thank you for the fast response! After doing some more research I found a solution that seems to be working. First I use your plugin to create a parent folder called "photos" where I want to store my images. This folder location can never change or the problem I described above will occur.

    Then I use another plugin called "Custom Upload Dir" (see link below) that creates a sub-folder within "photos" that will store my images. The sub-folder can be named with whatever taxonomy I want, which can be selected in the plugins settings panel. In my case I am using "categories", so when I upload images a new sub-folder will be created within the "photos" folder with the same name as the category the post is assigned to. I now have a nice organized way of uploading and storing my photos!

    The combination of your plugin and Custom Upload Dir seems to be working!

    Thanks again!


  4. RVOLA
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah it's cool :)

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