Magento images not showing up in either the Frontend or Backend

by | Jun 6, 2011 | 0 comments

I have been developing a new Magento installation on a test server for a new client. My test server, and the eventual site, is/will reside on a godaddy deluxe shared hosting account.

I started out using Magent CE 1.5. I upgraded the installation to version 1.5.1. For the most part, everything we well, up until I noticed that product images were not showing up. It wasn’t just product images, but also images placed in descriptions and categories.

I came across this issue before, but I simply deleted the entire media folder. However, if you do this you will essentially be deleting all of the images you ever uploaded. With many products, this would be a nightmare.

After trying the usual of commenting out:

The images were still not showing up. Anywhere.

After a very frustrating 20 minutes…I simply changed the .htaccess file to .htaccess-old.

Fixed. Simple. Always the simplest of fixes…and always the last one you try.

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