pictures disappearing from posts!

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    In the past few days I have noticed that images I have uploaded to posts a few days old are disappearing. In the place is the “image name” and when you click on the missing picture it takes you to this: which says “404-file not found.”

    I have asked others if they are having trouble viewing the images on my page and have had mixed responses. some can see all and others have images missing as well. is this a problem within wordpress? a problem with firefox?

    does anyone know how i can resolve this so that I can see my blog properly.


    The blog I need help with is



    Same problem on mine. Support is looking into it.


    Did you delete the pictures from your media gallery? if so, that’s the reason why.



    I want to find, and kill, the person running around telling people that deleting images from their media library is a good idea.



    Im on the same boat with ya


    Heck, same thing. They keep vanishing from the published post. As soon as I reload one pic, another vanishes. Fortunately, I haven’t sent out the email yet to my pals to let them know the post is there, but it’s time sensitive stuff.



    Please post the complete url for your blog starting with http:// so it can be located.



    I’m having the same problem. If I clear my browser cache, sometimes the image will show back up, but another image on the page will disappear… it’s very annoying considering my site is mostly images.



    The site linked to your name isn’t a blog and we won’t be able to help you with that, sorry.


    Okay, I’m new to wordpress but let me get this straight: you CANNOT delete images from your media library if you want to still have them appear on your blog?


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    That is correct.
    The media library is where your pictures are stored.
    If you put a picture into a post, then wordpress goes to your library to get it and display it.
    If you deleted the picture from the library, then when wordpress goes to the library to get it. If it is not there, then no picture will be displayed.

    There is plenty of storage with your blog. Thousands of pictures. No need to clean your library!



    1) why would you ever consider doing such a thing?

    2) who told you it was a good idea?


    Images are NOT embeded in posts or pages. They are linked to from the post to the original in the media library. The browser sees the image code in the post or page and then retrieves the image and displays it where the code is within the post or page.

    That is the way the web works. Any image, on any page, anywhere on the web, anywhere in the world, has to be exist somewhere on the web or it cannot be displayed.


    If you open any post or page on your blog in the editor that has an image, you will see HTML code something like this:

    <img src="">

    That code tells the browser where to find the image so that it can display it in the post or page. If you upload an image to your media library and insert it into a post or page, and then delete that image from the media library, then the browser can no longer retrieve the image to display it. The image does not exist at that location anymore.


    Thank you so much for the information! This techonology stuff is new to me, but you’ve all been very informative and helpful, so thanks!


    oh and i think i’ve got it working now but it may just be my computer?
    my blog is
    could someone tell me if my pics are showing up or not?


    I see all the images on your blog just fine. I think you have it fixed now.


    The exact same thing is happening to me as of last night. It’s strange because the images in my sidebar are all there. The images in all my posts are gone. Even in new posts I I go through the same motions but the image will not show. I get the same “404-file not found” message. I’ve tried the clearing browser’s cache/force refreshing, backup and recover on my system and nothing has worked. I’ve emailed the issue to tech support a couple of times and have heard nothing as of today.


    To, I can see your images on your blog. Would you do the same for me? Thx


    I have the same problem, but my pictures will pop up if you press on them, but i want it visible in the txt when you view it, not only when you press on them. it didnt use to be a problem before, is there something im doing wrong or? thanks

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