(Some photos I took from the plane on the way back to Switzerland)
I’m afraid most of the photos in this blog will soon disappear… 😦
I received an email from Dropbox the other day saying their public folder will become private and that all the links created from that folder will be disabled.
The bad news is that most of the photos of my blog are stored there.
I can’t remember why, but back in 2011 when I started this blog I was saving my photos in my Dropbox public folder and using the shared links to add them to the blog posts. I did this for 4 years until I ran into an issue and someone from the WP support team suggested I start using the blog’s media library.
So in a couple of months when all those links stop working, the photos won’t show anymore. I could ignore this and leave my past blog posts without displaying pictures, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to do this. With that said, I have two options:
- Start moving all photos from the Dropbox folder to the blog’s media library, and replace them on each post.
- Wait until March when the Dropbox changes will happen, then create new shared links for each photo and update them in all posts.
Since I have to go back and edit each post between 2011 and 2015 either way, I guess the best thing to do is to move everything here and stop using Dropbox. 😵 What would you do?