How to Change WordPress Default Upload Folder?

In this example, we will change WordPress default upload folder from “wp-content/uploads” to “www” folder.

  • Go to WordPress root directory.
  • Locate and edit wp-config.php file.
  • Add in the following code (feel free to change ‘www‘ to your desired media path):
  • Save your changes.


WordPress also allows us to disable media month and years folder structure. Go to Settings > Media, unchecked “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders” and click on the “Save Changes” button.


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