My image upload url is [civicrm.files]/persist/contribute/

What is telling [civicrm.files] to go that url?

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  • Not that I have an answer for you, I'm just as curious as you are - but it would be helpful to know what version Civi you're running and what CMS.
    – RayWright
    Jul 13, 2017 at 13:32
  • @RayWright Wordpress 4.8 and CiviCRM 4.7.22
    – themak
    Jul 13, 2017 at 18:43

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CiviCRM can have issues resolving symlinks if they exist in the path to CiviCRM codebase or resources (mentioned also here). Either avoid symlinks in your filesystem layout, or supply CiviCRM with the "real" path for the directory.

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