I have a WordPress site and I created the multisite network by following the below URL


And I am trying to upload files from frontend uploader form. The image is being uploaded to the correct path but the function wp_get_attachment_url($attachment_id) is returning me wrong URL like bellow where site id is being included twice in the URL.


It should be


Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.

  • What’s your code for uploading the image? – Jacob Peattie Jan 2 '19 at 10:40
  • How you get the var `$attachment_id? – bueltge Jan 2 '19 at 11:44
  • @bueltge assume $attachment_id = 4; I didn't post the full code. – Suman Jan 3 '19 at 9:24

I have the same issue just now, when I attach images to post programmatically, they appear as attached but in media, they show as broken images with duplicated "sites" path. I haven't found solution yet, did you?. This is the code for inserting attachment, the images insert correct, GUID for attachment shows correct path too.

//$filename is absolute image path , correct one.
$attachment = array(
                    'guid'           => $filename , 
                    'post_mime_type' => $filetype['type'],
                    'post_title'     => preg_replace( '/\.[^.]+$/', '', basename( $filename ) ),

                    'post_content'   => '',
                    'post_status'    => 'inherit'

                // Insert the attachment.
                $attach_id = wp_insert_attachment( $attachment, $filename, $post_id);

                // Make sure that this file is included, as wp_generate_attachment_metadata() depends on it.
                require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/image.php' );

                // Generate the metadata for the attachment, and update the database record.

                $attach_data = wp_generate_attachment_metadata( $attach_id, $filename );
                wp_update_attachment_metadata( $attach_id, $attach_data );
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