|The file system path of the upload directory.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Allowed values:||absolute path|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
The file system path of the folder where uploaded files will be stored.
This location needs to be writable by the web server. See Manual:Configuring file uploads#Check directory security.
By default, uploaded files are actually stored in subfolders of $wgUploadDirectory. See Manual:Configuring file uploads#Upload directory for information, and how to disable this behavior.
Note: There are other variables which are defined relative to this one. If you redefine this in your
LocalSettings.php then all dependent variables including
$wgUploadPath will need redefining also. If both these settings are not coherent the files will be uploaded to different folder (
$wgUploadDirectory) than from where MediaWiki will try to retrieve it for viewing (