Can Others See My Media Library?

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  • #1535769

    poetrydude66
    Member

    In the Administrator interface, I have a Media Library where I can upload images. To the extent that these images are accessed by simple numeric integers in a very simple URL structure, does that mean anyone has the ability to view these simply by interating through URLs with different ?attachment_id=N arguments with N=1 to YYY?

    When I create a new image post for my blog, this is implemented by uploading the image to the library, and then the blog post has as its URL for the image something pointing to the shared copy in the Media Library? Just trying to understand the basic theory of how images work around here.

    The blog I need help with is poetrydude66.wordpress.com.

    #1535865

    raincoaster
    Member

    The short answer is: yes.

    #1535953

    poetrydude66
    Member

    Thanks

    #1536039

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    …these images are accessed by simple numeric integers in a very simple URL structure…

    You can name your images anything you like; your images don’t need to be named by the number your camera assigns. If you give your pictures descriptive names and perhaps plus numbers, then it will be more difficult is there would ever be anyone interested in “spying” on your pictures.

    #1536040

    raincoaster
    Member

    Where the hell did the rest of my answer go? Very weird.

    #1536043

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Sorry raincoaster,
    but I cannot find it either. it is not in the spam folder and if I look at “edit” there is nothing more. weird.

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