Re-upload photos through WP or hard code? (4 posts)

  1. dragonsjaw
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am hand migrating an old MT blog into WP.
    I have many photos that were included in posts in MT on the server.
    My question is :
    Would it be better to re-upload these photos through WP when copying the old MT posts into WP ?
    What's the down side to just hard coding all the links to the photos already on the server?

    I want to use a few photos in my text widget on the sidebar. The only way I found to do that at present was to hard code to the current photos.
    What path would I use to access a photo once it was uploaded through WP's image upload browser, that was not connected to a post?


  2. Micah Cooksey

    Posted 6 years ago #

    Your best bet is probably to reference the images that are already there. WP stores its uploads in the following format: http://yoursite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/image.jpg, so it'd be better just to hard code them in.

  3. dragonsjaw
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yea the way WP stores photos is sort of a drag.
    That is one thing i really liked about MT, on the fly making the folder path to where the photo lives.

    I did just upload 2 photos through the uploaded with out attaching to post.. so I found how to get that addy.
    I did make a new folder 'photos' for the uploads, and turned off the year/month thing, but they still come through with that added to the url.

    I think for all the photos in the 'old' blog i will just hard code to their present location on the server.

    But for future photos on this blog, in posts and such, I am still not sure the best practice.


  4. Micah Cooksey

    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, in the future, you could upload them through WP because that way you can just insert the gallery with your presets already applied after you upload pictures on the post/page.

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