File/Image Upload Questions

By: Todd Hoff | Asked: 05/18/2024
ForumsCategory: General questionsFile/Image Upload Questions
Todd Hoff asked 4 weeks ago
I have a form where users can upload images.  I have turned on the file resize option (800px wide), but with the expected 2k-3K form submissions and multiple images (200kB) coming, I'm wondering what my best options are to store the files.  
  1.  Does the default solution save inside the WP database or just in the FF folder location? Will this bog down my WP site, or is it just a folder location?
    ie. .../wp-content/uploads/formidable/...

  2. I tried a third-party plugin to save to a Google Drive location, but FF, third-party plugins, and Google Drive restriction updates seem to be out of sync and cause major site issues. What do people use?

  3. Is there a way to define a specific location on my server outside of WP folders where I can define and store the files?  
Thanks in advance -
1 Answers
Rob LeVineRob LeVine answered 4 weeks ago
Interesting question. I can help with #1 (and add a thought for #3). The value stored in the form field is the id of the wp_post table entry in which the file's information is stored. The value of the "guid" column is the path to the uploaded file's location. So my semi-educated guess is that you could use a developer hook to put the file wherever you want as long as you update the wp_posts entry accordingly.

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