I cloned an inherited WP Multisite and have got it up and running thanks to advice in a this and this previous questions. Things are moving along with the exception of images.

Missing Images

On one of the sub-blogs, images inside content posts aren't showing up. For example I have <img title="CNDP Pic" src="" alt="Pic" width="150" height="108">. However, the browser cannot find this file.

enter image description here

Found in the file system

However, I do see this file on the file system. vagrant@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/var/www$ find | grep C123-Pic.png ./wp-content/blogs.dir/18/files/2012/06/C123-Pic.png

Database looks okay enter image description here


RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

# add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

How to remap? Is there an area in the database where I can correct this mapping /study/files/2012/06/ = /wp-content/blogs.dir/18/files/2012/06/)?

  • 1
    Just run a full find and replace on this database. This is a good tool. Nov 18 '14 at 21:04

Turns out .htaccess was missing the following lines

# uploaded files
RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]
  • Still... why would you want to rewrite this for EVERY REQUEST when you also could do a database replacement?
    – edelwater
    Nov 18 '14 at 21:17
  • Well this is an inherited project. I need to create a dev space to test updates and get this back to where it needs to be. I will consider this however! Thank you
    – Rick
    Nov 18 '14 at 21:19
  • 3
    Besides if the multisite setup was started before WP 3.5 the rule is supposed to be there. @edelwater
    – Nicolai
    Nov 18 '14 at 21:31

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