Wordpress fresh install, thumbnails and images broken

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  1. MacDawg, Aug 2, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014

    MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #1
    New domain, fresh install of WP
    Everything is fine

    Then, after 2 days, my header image shows a broken image
    I start looking and all my images are broken, thumbnails, theme thumbnails, everything

    I do an uninstall and a fresh install... same thing
    I do an uninstall, delete all files in folder, and a fresh install... same thing
    I do an uninstall, delete all files in folder, delete all databases, do a manual install... same thing

    I am good with just clearing it all out and starting over, but I am obviously missing something somewhere

    Hostmonster is the host
    WP 3.9.1

    Edit:

    Did a fresh install on another domain, same host
    Same result

    Edit2:

    So I am assuming it is some kind of permissions error
    But I have no idea how to track it down

    Suggestions?
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    #2
    There have been scores of reasons this has happened to a site I was deploying. We should start with the easy stuff first.

    You did a fresh install to a remote host using their installer package and everything worked for two days?

    OR

    You did a fresh install by dragging or FTP'ing a build into your public_html folder on your host?

    PS I believe the manual install is the hint we need. Have you tried regenerating your permalinks?
     
  3. MacDawg, Aug 2, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014

    MacDawg thread starter macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #3
    I have done both with the same result
    I originally started with the one click installer on Hostmonster
    I have since uninstalled and reinstalled one click and FTP manually

    I have one site in my root that works fine
    Nothing in the subs will work now with any install, manual or one click

    Edit
    How do I regenerate my permalinks?

    Edit2
    I have a broken image I installed on the sample post
    I click the image and get this... "You do not have permission for this request /wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Compass.png"


    Dude, you are the MAN

    I have been fighting this 2 days
    I changed my permalink format and viola, it works
    Don't know why, but I don't care :)

    Thanks... gonna play and see if this remains stable

    ************

    Ok so I have played with this and I can set my permalinks to any format OTHER than default and the images work fine
    But if I set to default, they break
    I don't understand :(

    Any thoughts?
     
  4. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

    NutsNGum

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    #4
    Are you using relative links in your code for pulling in images to a page?

    Did you upload a SQL dump from your local machine without altering some paths?

    Depending on your hosting it could be an .htaccess or web.config issue, also.

    I think that reason is the most likely.
     

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