Linked images on old article is pointing to:


and isn't found.

Because the correct URL/Folder structure I got is:


I grab all these files from AWS S3. Folder structure intact.

This Some_Unique_ID folder isn't present on new uploads.

Was this cause by Wordpress Update as I recall I updated it after moving to new server also.

How can I fix this?


  • Okay I got the reason why it's happening now, it's because of: Offload S3 Lite Plugin > Object Versioning Feature > deliciousbrains.com/wp-offload-s3/doc/settings/… And we don't use that anymore now since we ditch AWS S3.
    – Nadz Dan
    Feb 16 '18 at 18:01
  • I already posted on the Plugin Support: wordpress.org/support/topic/… . I hope someone here already encounter this and have proper solution.
    – Nadz Dan
    Feb 16 '18 at 18:19
  • Eliminating this Some_Unique_ID folder will solve this problem: /wp-content/uploads/YEAR/MONTH/Some_Unique_ID/filename.jpg Moving all files under /year/month/Some_Unique_ID/* back to /year/month/ folder. I don't care leaving all those empty folder as long as it will solve the problem.
    – Nadz Dan
    Feb 16 '18 at 18:43

You can export the database:

mysqldump -u [db_username] --password=[db_password] "[db_name]" > "[db_name].sql"

Then you can use the tool of your choice to remove the unique ids:

sed -i -e 's/unique-id//g' [db_name].sql

Then import the resulting SQL file.

  • It's not the wordpress or database has the problem but the folder structures. By the way it's solved now.
    – Nadz Dan
    Feb 17 '18 at 20:45
  • Oh I’m sorry I thought you where referring to broken links in the content which IS IN THE DATABASE 😀 Feb 18 '18 at 23:54

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