I want to have all images on the root so the paths don’t change when I move the site from the test folder into the root. The Theme won’t display images whose path is outside the folder that wordpress is installed in. The root image folder is set to 777 so I don’t think it’s a permissions thing?
PS This seems like best practice to me, in case of theme change, etc. I find the ‘/uploads/2012/5/’ folder structure that wordpress defaults to be weird and disturbing. Is there a way to change that default behaviour of the media component? Or what am I not understanding?