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Move Your wp-content Area

Just a quick tip today, but a favourite of mine. Moving your wp-content area. Why would you want to do this? It looks just that bit nicer to have your images uploaded to /media/ than /wp-content/. In this post we’ll learn how to tell WordPress to upload images and other media to /media/.

Really easy this. Click on ‘Miscellaneous’ under ‘Settings’ and then you’ll be presented with a screen looking something like this:

Changing the upload directory is as easy as changing the top field to anything you like – ‘media’ will upload images to, ‘images’ will upload images to It’s a really simple to do and look just that much better. I think anyway.

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Alex Denning

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November 22, 2009 6:17 am

Useful tip, thanks – but be aware there are still a number of rogue plugins that expect a path similar to “”, so altering your wp-content path might break some plugins. Check your site to make sure.

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