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Images without wordpress in the url

  1. Hey

    I paid the money to get my own domain, yet the images still have wordpress.com in them.
    How do i fix this?
    It means the images are blocked in China, and when/if i change to my own domain, all links to previous images will be dead.
    Clearly not ideal

    Thanks :)
    Paul

    The blog I need help with is capturedabroad.com.

  2. Hey there,

    All images uploaded on your blog are served through our content distribution network (CDN), which includes WordPress.com in the URL. Unfortunately, there's no way to change this at this time. If you don't want your images to include the wordpress.com URL, you will need to host your images manually using a third-party host, or migrate your blog to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.

    Please let me know if I can be of any additional assistance.

    Best,
    P.

  3. This is a critical issue that must be made clear in all descriptions of the custom domain service. Images are completely broken in China. Period.

  4. Really? That's interesting. It's been this way for the six and a half years I've been at WordPress.com and there isn't any workaround of which I know, other than using TOR or something similar on the user end.

  5. We receive reports that wordpress.com URLs are blocked (or at least delivered very slowly) at many locations in China.

    Today, we were testing a WP.com site with a custom domain; the pages delivered just fine, but the images (with wp.com in the URL) were blocked.

  6. You could upload images to Flickr or a similar photo hosting site, provided they're not blocked.

  7. That's an excellent suggestion. I'll check with our clients to see if Flickr is blocked.

    -Jay

  8. Nice idea, but I realized our theme calls images automatically from the WP CDN, so an external file server won't help.

    So, the honest and truthful thing for Automattic to do is disclose that the custom domain option only applies to the HTML URL, not the images or files therein.

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