Removing the legacy images/stories folder

joomlaEarly versions of Joomla used the images/stories folder to store images for articles. If you were to move all these images up one level into the /images folder it would break all references to those images in your articles. This article describes the process of updating all your articles to point to the new /images folder.


Move the images

We will start by moving all the images currently in /images/stories in the /images directory. All image links will now be broken.

MySQL

Now we can access the database using PHPMyAdmin.

  1. Run the following SQL commands, changing the table names for your database:
UPDATE `abcde_content` SET `introtext` = REPLACE(`introtext`, 'images/stories', 'images') WHERE 1;
UPDATE `abcde_content` SET `fulltext` = REPLACE(`fulltext`, 'images/stories', 'images') WHERE 1;
UPDATE `abcde_categories` SET `description` = REPLACE(`description`, 'images/stories', 'images') WHERE 1;

Now all your images referenced in your articles and categories will be visible once more.

 

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