Forminator create separate folder for uploads

Can I generate a separate folder for the Forminator upload field inside the uploads folder? Especially I am trying to generate a unique folder for every upload.

Or only 1 separate folder for upload files for all forminator uploads. For example:

/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/**Forminator form folder***/2018/11/IMG_20180721_153052.jpg

  • viobru
    • Recruit

    Hi F404!

    Hope you are doing great :slight_smile:

    I’ve pinged our SLS team to check if they can provide their valuable feedback on this and hopefully suggest a fix to achieve this. Please note that if this is too complex to achieve they might move this to our Feature & Feedback forum or even suggest to hire a developer to assist you achieving this.

    Let me also inform that they work round the clock and they have to deal with lots of critical issues on a daily basis, so it may take a little while for them to check this and give feedback. We highly appreciate your patience on this.

    Kind regards,


  • Konstantinos Xenos
    • Rubber Duck Debugger

    Hi F404 !

    I’ve create a mu-plugin for you to achieve the new folder system that you want.

    How to install:

    Always make sure to keep a backup of your site before changing/adding custom code.

    1] Navigate to your /wp-content/ directory and create a new one named mu-plugins if it doesn’t exist.

    2] Download the attached .zip and extract it. You will find a file named forminator-change-upload-dir.php

    3] Upload the .php file into the mu-plugins directory.

    4] The final path should look like /wp-content/mu-plugins/forminator-change-upload-dir.php

    5] Everything should work after that automatically.

    The new path should follow this order {form_id}/{year}/{month}/{file}. So for example if I upload a test.jpg from form with ID 10 it would be at wp-content/uploads/10/2018/11/test.jpg.

    Tell me if you need further help customizing this!



    Preview of the code in the .zip:


    * Plugin Name: Forminator Pro - Change Upload Path
    * Plugin URI:
    * Description: mu-plugin for changing the Forminator upload dir to /uploads/ID.
    * Version: 1.0.0
    * Author: Konstantinos Xenos @ WPMUDEV
    * Author URI:
    * License: GPLv2 or later

    class Change_Forminator_Upload_Dir {

    * New dir var.
    * @var $new_dir_id
    private $new_dir_id = 0;

    * Constructor.
    public function __construct() {
    add_action( 'forminator_custom_form_before_save_entry', array( $this, 'my_form_change_upload_dir' ) );
    add_action( 'forminator_custom_form_after_save_entry', array( $this, 'my_form_restore_upload_dir' ) );

    * Hook into Forminator and apply the upload_dir filter.
    * @param int $form_id The form ID.
    public function my_form_change_upload_dir( $form_id ) {
    $this->new_dir_id = $form_id;
    add_filter( 'upload_dir', array( $this, 'my_form_ad_formid_to_upload_dir' ) );

    * Hook into the upload_dir filter and change the path.
    * @param array $param The upload dir parameters array.
    public function my_form_ad_formid_to_upload_dir( $param ) {
    $new_path = '/' . $this->new_dir_id . '/' . date( 'Y' ) . '/' . date( 'm' );

    $param['path'] = $param['basedir'] . $new_path;
    $param['url'] = $param['baseurl'] . $new_path;

    return $param;

    * Hook into Forminator and remove the upload_dir filter.
    * @param int $form_id The form ID.
    public function my_form_restore_upload_dir( $form_id ) {
    $this->new_dir_id = 0;
    remove_filter( 'upload_dir', array( $this, 'my_form_ad_formid_to_upload_dir' ) );

    new Change_Forminator_Upload_Dir();

  • F404
    • Flash Drive


    Thank you, it works.

    But I have question

    -For with ID 10 it would be at wp-content/uploads/10/2018/11/test.jpg

    -As you now wp creates creates folder named by year 2017, 2018 etc. in wp-content/uploads/

    -If my form id will be Equal to Folder name. For ex. form id 2018 What will happen then ? :slight_smile:

    I think it will better have forminator root folder forminator/{form_id}/{year}/{month}/{file}

  • Konstantinos Xenos
    • Rubber Duck Debugger

    Hi F404 ,

    You can change the code on line:

    $new_path = '/' . $this->new_dir_id . '/' . date( 'Y' ) . '/' . date( 'm' );


    $new_path = '/forminator/' . $this->new_dir_id . '/' . date( 'Y' ) . '/' . date( 'm' );

    to have a result like /uploads/forminator/10/2018/11/test.jpg

    Personally I would also name the folders as form_10 instead of just 10, or even better with the actual form name to find it easier as it’s hard to remember ‘which form is number 10’, but I simply made the code with your original suggestion.

    Tell me if you need any further adjustments and I’ll be happy to help!



  • Kasia Swiderska
    • Support nomad

    Hello F404,

    I’m sorry for the late response – I have tested code from Konstantinos with latest Forminator and this Inline validation enabled and images were still uploaded into a custom directory, not to default uploads.

    Can you update to latest version and check again?

    kind regards,


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