|Server URLs and file paths: $wgUploadPath|
|The path segment of the upload directory.
|Introduced in version:||pre 1.1.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
(Note: The default value of this variable depends on other variables, such as the values set in Setup.php, after LocalSettings.php is executed)
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
The relative path to the upload directory. This is used to construct the URLs for viewing uploaded files.
In most cases this is just the path component, such as "/w/images". If uploaded files are served from a different domain, this can be a fully-qualified URL with hostname, such as "http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en".
If the variable contains a local path (without "http://") then it must start with a slash, otherwise it will result in a bad URL. (For example if you set it to "foldername" it will result in files being loaded from "http://www.example.comfoldername" - note the missing slash after ".com")
To enable permission checks on image files, $wgUploadPath can be pointed to the img_auth.php script (
$wgUploadPath = "$wgScriptPath/img_auth.php";) - see Manual:Image authorization for instructions.
$wgUploadDirectory) than from where MediaWiki will try to retrieve them for viewing (