Wordpress file management

wordpress

#1

Hello - I have a wordpress blog from the one-click installs and am using the wp easy uploader plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-easy-uploader/) to upload pdfs into my own directories on the server. However, i can not figure out how to then insert links to these pdfs from posts and pages, as I can not browse my directories and get the filenames without going into dreamhost’s ftp web panel. kinda painful!
how can I view my folders and files and link to them easily while I am posting a new post or page in wordpress? the LINK button wants a URL, and the media icon only searches images in the media folder, not the new directories I created.
THANKS (I also posted this on the wordpress.org support forum)
lisa


#2

The plugin uploads to domain.com/wp-content/uploads so anything you create would be there. So you would link it to something like http://www.domain.com/wp-content/uploads/some_document.pdf or http://www.domain.com/wp-content/uploads/some_folder_you_created/some_document.pdf Copy and paste is your friend. Keep all file/folder names lowercase for simplicity’s stake, and use underscores (_) rather than spaces before uploading.


#3

Hi thanks Sean. The uploader actually allows me to make new directories, which I did, that sit outside of the uploads folder on the server. I guess I could go into the FTP folder and copy the filenames into a URL in each post. But what Im really looking for is a button on the toolbar of a post/page that allows me to insert a link to one of these files by browsing to it. Just like the insert picture, video, audio and media buttons.


#4

Easy Uploader is an FTP substitute. It sounds like you’re attempting standard media uploads to include in your posts. Why not use WordPress’ built-in uploader? It’ll show you the URL of what you uploaded. If you use the Media Library when composing a message, it’ll show you everything you’ve uploaded. Clicking on it will bring up the URL, and even an Insert Into Post/Page button.