Support » Plugin: WP Original Media Path » Reinstating site domain as parent in URL for media uploads

  • I am wondering if the plugin “WP Original Media Path” will let me fix a problem which has appeared with my WP 3.5.1 Media Library image file uploads. For some as yet unexplained reason the URL for uploads has changed its machine and domain name from “…etc” to “…etc”.

    Consequently some images do not display properly, being replaced by a placeholder, and when I try to upload new image files using the WP file browser I get the error message “image.gif has failed to upload due to an error. Unable to create directory wp-content/uploads/2014/01. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”.

    I think the path “” is referring to my server address, or redirection to it, rather than simply my own domain as specified in my WP settings for WP address and site address, which are both set to “”. But I have no idea why its doing this. Is it something to do with the way WP was installed in the first place perhaps? Site link:

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  • Plugin Author RVOLA


    Hello @ hidden history

    Hmm, a bit messy explanations.

    First thing to do:
    found the file uploads FTP and edit it with a chmod 777

    Hi RVOLA, and thanks for the reply.

    To be honest I’m not skilled enough to go messing about with permission codes. From searching the forums it seems a potentially dodgy way to proceed anyway but, as you say, it might be the place to start if only to rule it out. The trouble is i’m not confident enough to try on my own.

    What I could probably do with is a plugin that does it for me, and then changes them back if it doesn’t work….and then points me in the next direction. Do you think the plugin ‘WP Original Media Path’ might help, although in a different way, or are you saying I would need to check my file permissions first anyway? If you want to see how my images do and do not display on different pages of my website, the link is:

    Plugin Author RVOLA



    The problem is that some hosts prohibit default 755 folder permissions.

    WP Original Media Path, has no intention nor jurisdiction to modify this configuration.
    His only job and move the WordPress uploads folder.
    Try to contact your host and / or inquire about rights issues.

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