I currently use a Wordpress network in order to run a number of sites, which all use the same template, plugins and images. As posts appear on a multiple sites, it makes sense to only upload images to one location (and have one copy of an image), rather than multiple ones.
Could I perhaps achieve this by creating a custom rewrite? Or is there a better way to achieve this?
I am using WPThree Broadcast to 'broadcast' an image over multiple sites, and therefore also copy the images into their respective image libraries. I don't want the server to get cluttered with ten copies of the same image so instead am checking to see if the image is already in a site's
wp_posts table, and then if not copying the
post_meta data into that site's tables.
However, I do not wish to copy the actual image into a new upload folder, as the default WP is configured to do (e.g. into
/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/), so instead I want all images to be uploaded to
/wp-content/uploads/, the default upload folder for a standard WP installation.