Damn this bothered me for a long time. The default image upload folder is some crap like wp-content/uploads/date/blabla/finally-your-image.jpg. I’ve always been a fan of just having my images in the mydomain.com/images/ folder. I do it for seo, so that the spiders don’t have to search so deep for the images on my site. I’m not really sure if it helps anything, but it seems like a lot of the images from my websites do show up under a lot of the google image searches, so I just might be on to something.
There seems to be quadrillions of dead-end threads out there (especially on the wordpress forums, which I hate), and some people seem to have it figured out, but most everyone doesn’t. Hopefully this helps you if your’e trying to change the upload folder. I’ll show you what my settings look like.
What I did was went in to my cpanel and found the actual path on my server to my website. It’s something like /home/myusername/public_html/images.
I then plugged in that URL into the “store uploads in this folder” box under Settings > Media > Uploading Files . . .
Then, just add the full path to the folder you want to upload the images in to in the “Full URL path to files” box. This just happens to be http://eliteeternity.com/images on this server.
If all else fails, ask your host what the server path to your website is, they should be able to help you if they know anything.
This made my day a bit better, hope it helps you out.
Now, hopefully this post kicks all of those dead-end threads in the ass in the search results so that you can find it.