While many of the initial concerns that you might have when you set up a WordPress site involve things like getting your theme installed and configured, eventually you will be creating content. Some of that content will invariably include pictures and other files that you upload.
These files will be stored on your hosting servers, where you can access then via FTP, or through the Media tab in your admin section. By default WordPress will organize these uploads based on when they were uploaded, placing them into folders based on the month and date they were uploaded. While this can be convenient for some users, others might prefer not to use this folder structure. Our guide below will show you how to disable this setting so that uploads are no longer sorted like this.
How to Turn Off the Upload Organization Option in WordPress
The steps in this article were performed in the 5.1.1. version of the WordPress application. By completing the steps in this guide you will change a setting that stops WordPress from organizing your uploads into folders by month and year.
Step 1: Sign into the admin section of your website at (yourdomain.com)/wp-admin.
Step 2: Hover over the Settings option in the left column, then choose the Media option.
Step 3: Click the box to the left of Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders to remove the check mark.
Step 4: Click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the window to apply this change.
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