[closed] uploading images to new folders (15 posts)

  1. silverz
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was wondering if, instead of having all the uploaded images going to the wp-content/uploads folder, there is a way I can upload images to different folders, for instance:

    picture 1 to be uploaded to mydomain.com/images/nature/
    picture 2 to be uploaded to mydomain.com/images/travel/


    The only way I can think of doing this is to FTP the pics to the desired folder and then type out the complete <img src="...."> part in the post editor. Is there a better(faster) way than this ?

  2. Samuel B
    Posted 6 years ago #

    admin - settings - miscellaneous
    configure your uploads folder to what you want

  3. silverz
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Right, but what if I have multiple directories I would like to choose from, not just mydomain.com/images/nature/ but also mydomain.com/images/travel/ etc'. Is there a way of picking the right directory when I upload a picture?

  4. slobizman
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm looking for this too. There are questions all over the place on the forum of people looking for this. It's amazing that something this simple is not built into WP. Even if we had to crate the folders ourselves, outside of WP, that's fine, I just want the ability to choose where to upload the file.

    If someone wrote this simple plugin, tons of people would use it. Don't make it more complex than need be. We'll create our own folders. Just let us pick where to upload images, that's all.

  5. dragonsjaw
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you find that plugin let us know.

    The best work around I have found on here so far:

    go to settings --> Miscellaneous

    First, change the path wp-content/uploads to anything where you want to upload your files. Like:
    and uncheck this option:
    Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders
    So, your images will be directly uploaded to
    wp-content/uploads/trains/explorer folder.
    Change this path when you want to change the folder..

    Which means remembering to change the uploads path in settings everytime you want to upload a picture.

    And I haven't tested this yet ..will do that tomorrow.

  6. Javajoba
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So if I change the path today, what will happen to images I uploaded yesterday?

  7. MouseClicks
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree this feature needs some help. To be forced to store all uploads in one folder is frustrating when you may have hundreds of uploads. It would be great if there was a plugin or feature to first select what folder within "uploads" that you wish to upload a file to and then when you want to use that image/file to be able to select which folder to get the image/file from. This feature is currently just way to restrictive. When you have as many uploaded files/images as I have, ORGANIZATION is the key to success and currently there's no way to easily do this. Considering WP is so customizable, it's really amazing this isn't available.

  8. Zhen
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually there's one good plugin does the job though it's not an image related one. It's Dean's FCKEditor for WordPress. You can use it's image upload function and browse, create and upload images to different folder (default in wp-content/uploads/images/). In the "Image Properties" tab choose "Browse Server" to do the job. Check out the link:


  9. Steven
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What's the status on this?
    Will it soon be possible to upload images to specific folders?

  10. bocajuniors
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Would love to see this too!

  11. Mark / t31os
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Best way to make that happen is to vote for the ideas in the ideas section.

    Here's an appropriate one.

    NOTE: If you need to login, just enter your forum login details, it uses the same account (it won't necessarily log you in automatically though).

  12. kilwag
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It would be great to have blog images treated one way, with a separate directory for page images. Even greater still, I would be ecstatic if I could have vanilla post types images uploaded in the month and week folders, and have special post types upload their images some other place completely self contained.

  13. pooley
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Lets face it this system is really for blog comments and is not really designed to be a full web page system. The old ones do this easily like front page dreamweaver etc. Maybe CMS does as well though I have not been able to find a CMS download page so far.

  14. petrusfajarsubekti
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I use the setting on misc to do it.
    Whenever i want to upload an image, i change the settings.
    Maybe it is not efficient enough, but i still not have to do lot of tweak for my blog

  15. Steven
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @pooley: You are wrong pooley.

    In its early days, it started out as "just a blog". But in time, ppl have recognized the scalability of WP and so has the developers. That's why we find more and more CMS functionality in WP.

    Storing images according to year / month is great if you don't need categorization.

    But if you are gonna have a lot of images, you would like to categorize them.

    There are two options.

    1. Uploadimages into folders and use folders as categories.

    2. Upload all images into one folder, and have a database controll categorization. This prevents using a FTP app to upload images. Must be done through WP interface.

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