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  • Does WP3 have the Settings > Miscellaneous item?

    I’d like to change the settings for <b>Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders</b> but the menu item isn’t there.


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  • It’s under Settings > Media for Single Site and I don’t think it’s there for MultiSite…

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    It’s not. Multi-site uses the year-month settings for uploads and you can’t change it.

    This appears to break the BuddyPress Groups’ avatar upload. Obviously this is beta and it will take a while for plugins to catch up, but it is strange to lose the management of a feature like this.


    drift_dave, BP is fixing this. This hasn’t changed from WPMU, mind you, so that’s actually not why it’s broken.

    Andrea, my WP 3.0 (upgraded from WPmu 2.7) dumps every uploaded files in wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files, and I can’t set it to use year-month from the admin UI (the code in options-media.php ). You seem to mention a different behavior in your reply:

    “Multi-site uses the year-month settings for uploads and you can’t change it.”

    I’d love to get it to use year-month, but I can’t, at least from the admin UI. Is there another way, via a config file?

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    It dumps those files in wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files and them uses year/month folders.

    Your htaccess file then rewrites these URLs to look like

    The blogs.dir/1/ gets hidden. The 1 refers to your first site. the second one will have 2, and so on.

    Real life working example:

    Thanks for the reply Andrea. I have found the solution, in another thread:

    It turns out that while the option does not appear in Settings>Media, Super Admin>Sites>Edit has an “Uploads Use Yearmonth Folders” field that I can set to “1” (from “0”). That did it.

    So that means that it is impossible to share media among sub-blogs. Dang! I’ll have to duplicate content 🙁

    I am thoroughly confused and I consider myself an adequate programmer!!!

    So I’ve successfully installed WP3 Network version, everything is working – EXCEPT the upload media bit.

    In the instructions I was told to set up a blogs.dir in my wp-content folder, which I did.

    I have Uploads Use Yearmonth Folders set to 0
    and Upload Path set to wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files (for my second blog)

    So why is it trying to move it to uploads??

    “The uploaded file could not be moved to /var/www/vhosts/”

    My permissions are correct – in fact I want to shut them down a bit, but I have everything in the wp-content folder set to 777 at the moment trying to isolate this problem.

    Please help!

    Go to Super Admin -> Sites and click on ‘edit’ for your site.

    Check both Upload Path

    I swear there’s a second one out there somewhere, so scroll through the whole thing and make sure it’s not being weird…

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