I created a subdomain e.g dev.example.com where I uploaded a bunch of images and I did most of my dev.

I moved the WordPress install following the Codex instructions Moving WordPress > Moving directories on your existing server

Surprisingly, all my images were still there (no broken links)

Now, when I upload new images from the media uploader, I see the blue question mark square indicating that they're not here. I connect via FTP and see that files are not created.

EDIT: wp-content and uploads permissions are set to 755.

What can I do?

Thanks for the help!

1 Answer 1


The problem was that the upload folder still was defined as /dev. I changed that using the upload url path enabled plugin.

  • yes, the main problem is a difference on the URl path. On each migration you can use a plugin or change the url from wp options table directly on phpMyadmin. Oct 7, 2016 at 4:37

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