Uploaded File Could Not Be Moved to wp-content/uploads

While it’s great that you can now download beautiful WordPress-based templates that will bring your blog to life, it can be a pain to have to upload every single piece of content to a separate site. For large businesses or brands, this might not even be an option. The good news is that there’s now a way to move content effortlessly between your site and its child blog using a simple plugin. Let’s have a look at how it works.

Setting Up the wp-content/uploads Folder

The first step is to make sure that your WordPress installation has a folder called “uploads” in the root folder of your website. If you plan on using the plugin to move content between your site and its child blog (which you should) then you’ll also want to create a folder called “uploads” inside of the “wp-content” folder on your child blog. This last step is critical and will ensure that any uploaded content is automatically moved to the correct place whenever you create or edit a post on your site or blog.

Installing the Reversed File Plugin

Once you’ve created the folder called “uploads” on your WordPress installation, you can start by installing the plugin called reversed file. Once installed, you can use the plugin to automatically move files from your website root folder to your child blog’s “wp-content” folder whenever you save a file on your website. You can see an example of the settings page for the plugin below.

It’s fairly easy to use. All you need to do is open your site in a browser, and you’ll see a “reversed file” button next to the “save” button on the WordPress dashboard. Click on this and the plugin will download a small chunk of JavaScript to your site. A yellow lock will symbolize that the plugin is activated and ready to be used.

The great thing about the reversed file plugin is that it’s so easy to use and setup. You don’t need to be a programmer to use it. If you’re looking for a way to move files between your site and its blog, or to keep your content organized, then this plugin is the perfect solution.

How Does It Work?

When you upload a file to your website via SFTP (or another similar file transfer protocol), the browser will automatically forward the file to an Amazon S3 Bucket, which is a central storage space for your content. The upload will be placed inside of the “uploads” folder, and this folder will be linked to your website root folder (the place where your website’s content is stored).

If you have a blog connected to your website (whether you have one yourself manually or via a third-party service like Nationbuilder), then all the blog content will be stored inside of the “uploads” folder. The same goes for PDFs, DOCs, or any other file type that you might want to move between your site and its blog. As soon as you save a file inside of your website’s root folder, it will be uploaded to your Amazon S3 Bucket and then copied to the blog as well.

What this means is that all your content is now easily reachable from both your site and its blog. If you create a post on your site, the content will appear on both places. The same goes for any other type of content you might want to move between the two. When you make changes to content on your site, those changes will be reflected on the blog. This makes it super easy to keep your content organized and up to date on both locations. You don’t need to keep creating new posts on your blog to keep it updated because the content will automatically propagate to the other site.

The main benefit to this setup is that it makes it much easier to share content between your site and its blog. If you have an existing blog that you’ve been keeping separate, or a blog set up via a third-party service like Nationbuilder, then this plugin makes it a lot simpler to connect the two. Once you’ve created the “uploads” folder on your website and installed the reversed file plugin, you can click on the “send to blog” button on the WordPress dashboard to connect the two. This will also allow you to make edits to the content on your site and have those changes reflected on the blog. When you’re done making changes to content on your site, click on the “revert” button and the content will be placed back in its original location. You can also choose to have the content hidden on the blog if you want to keep some of the original structure of your site without all the extra content.

How Do I Keep Content Organized?

If you want to keep your content organized, then you don’t need to do much more than what you’ve already done. Keep the “uploads” folder on your website and make sure to connect your site and its blog via the “revert” button whenever you make changes to content. This will ensure that all the content stays in the correct place and can be easily accessed whenever you or a visitor needs it. If this sounds like a lot of work, then it’s perfectly normal. Keeping content organized between multiple websites can be really tedious. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and forethought, this process can be made much easier.