replace uploaded pdf

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  • #377754

    sardeh
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    How do I replace an uploaded PDF file with a new version?
    I uploaded a PDF file and linked to it from several pages. Later I realized I needed to make some changes to the PDF document. How do I replace the original PDF document? If I upload it again, it saves it in this month’s folder under files (…/files/2009/07/stworksheet.pdf), which is different from where the original was stored (/files/2009/06/stworksheet.pdf), so all my links to the PDF are outdated.

    #377875

    trent
    Member

    I am pretty certain the only way to replace a file is upload a new one and change the links that people reference. On situations that I change documents, I personally just change an actual “post” and update it with the new link, not reference the actual document URL.

    Trent

    #378186

    dvfa
    Member

    Hi Sardeh,

    this fact has been bothering me all the time and that’s why I just tried something new which is really working: Simply use a FTP programme and replace the PDF file in the folder blog\wp-content\uploads\year\month\name_of_pdf.pdf

    Michael

    #378187

    husdal
    Member

    @dvfa
    While this works perfectly for wordpress.org blogs, this is not possible for wordpress.com blogs. As trent says, if you upload a new version, you need to update every link that links to it with the new location. There really is no other way in wordpress.com.

    #378188

    dvfa
    Member

    Thx husdal, I didn’t know that – and you’re right: our blog is a wordpress.org blog

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