Uploading Files – Link to domain name

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  • #135660

    martingeorge
    Member

    I’ve mapped my domain to wordpress.com (changing the necessary nameservers, etc). I have noticed, however, that links to images and files uploaded retain the x.wordpress.com domain, rather than the mapped one.

    Is this a quirk of the sytem, and is it alterable?

    Many thanks.

    #135829

    raincoaster
    Member

    Links to OLD uploaded files naturally remain x.wordpress.com. Are you noticing this on new uploads as well?

    #135831

    martingeorge
    Member

    Thanks for the quick response. Yes, new uploads still remain at x.wordpress.com/x.

    #135832

    martingeorge
    Member

    Apologies for the appalling grammar; to be clear, new uploads are treated the same as old uploads – links point to x.wordpress.com/x.

    #135834

    raincoaster
    Member

    Can you give a specific example? Post URL, plus the upload URL?

    #136149

    jamesobrien
    Member

    I have this issue also when I upload photographs. And then when you use the editor to insert the code into the post, it locates the image page as being from the domain, but the image itself being from the wordpress location. An example is this page…

    http://jamesobrien.id.au/2007/08/09/keep-up-the-fluids/bacon-and-beans/

    It’s not the end of the world, but if I ever wanted to leave wordpress and go self-hosted wordpress, it would be an inconvenience to have to go through and make the necessary changes.

    #136391

    swein
    Member

    This problem bit me hard.

    When I insert image URLs into my posts, I always remove the domain, leaving only the relative path (habit from web coding work and the old bug of self-pinging URLs). Since I started a custom domain, all my old files are broken, because instead of pointing to xx.files.wordpress.com/2007/, they point to xx.com/2007/.

    This is pretty bad practice having files at a TLD. They should be at xx.wordpress.com/files/ to maintain site integrity.

    #136417

    swein
    Member

    Bump…is there any way to fix this issue so older image links work properly?

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