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  • Does WordPress (out of the box) have the ability to store uploads outside the root directory? I made the following settings:

    Store uploads in this folder: – /absolute/path/to/uploads/outside/web/root
    Full URL path to files:

    I then had to create a php script to read files out of the /absolute/path/to/uploads/outside/web/root directory and an htaccess rule to handle the full path (since it is a non-existent folder).

    However… I don’t like this solution… any ideas? Everything is working… but since WP gives the ability to set different locations, I figured it should have the ability to read the files from the upload folder.

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  • Did you find a better solution to this? If not, can you show how you did it in more detail? 🙂

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