How do I mitigate the forward slash problem for URLs of images after a WP migration?

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I migrated my WP deployment from the old server to the new server. The site still has the same URL (i.e. http://my.site.com) but I’ve moved my WP deploy from the site URL to a subdirectory of said URL (i.e. the WP deploy used to be found at http://my.site.com, but now it’s at http://my.site.com/blog).

The good news is that I’ve got all the textual content migrated. The bad news is that the images aren’t loading correctly. I took a closer look at the URLs for images embedded in posts and they all look something like this:

<img style="padding: 7px;" src="/wp-content/uploads/image.jpg" alt="Image" width="172" height="154" align="right" border="0">

Note the forward slash in the src attribute. What’s happening is that the browser is looking to load the image at http://my.site.com/wp-content/uploads/image.jpg. But the site is deployed at http://my.site.com/blog now. I can find the image if I cut and paste the URL into my browser and pre-prend the correct WP site URL (i.e.http://my.site.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/image.jpg).

What kind of WP kung-fu do I need to correct this?

I have read:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

I have looked at these:

http://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/

And they don’t exactly help.

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Avery Chan 7 months 2020-12-31T18:36:58-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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