I'm currently moving an old website based on some other CMS towards a new server, with WordPress. However, the site ranks good on Google, and I'm have to keep all the link structure, including the ones from images.

So, in the old CMS, the links to images were like this:


Right now, they are like this:


But they have to look like in the first example.

I'm using a lot the /images/... code, so changing that in all .php files and widgets, pages and so on would take hours.

Is there anyway to achieve that with some way to do it, maybe with htaccess?

PS: After searching, I tried a few "Relative image paths" which I found on google... but none of them worked. e.g. i tried this:

function relativePathForUploads($fileInfos)
    global $blog_id;
    $path = get_blog_option($blog_id,'siteurl');

    $fileInfos['url'] = str_replace($path,'',$fileInfos['url']);

    return $fileInfos;
add_filter('wp_handle_upload', 'relativePathForUploads');

and copied it into the functions.php, but it does not do anything.

PPS: I am searching for a way that the printed out path is without the "wp-content/themes/.....".

1 Answer 1


According to me, Copy the "images" folder to your root directory. That will help you. And for future upload, place this code to your wp-config.php

define( 'UPLOADS', ''.'images' );

  • I did the root directory method. Was work and so so clean and stylish, but meh, what ever. Thanks, though!
    – ShawnWhite
    Jul 10, 2013 at 13:27

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