In D8, where to change the Public File System Path to be :


Do I need write a module?

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You can't change the public file system path globally to include a nodeID because there are things that can store files that do not have a nodeID (such as non-node entities).

Instead, you can change where files are stored per file storage field (examples: File fields and Image fields).

To do so, go to Structure -> Content Types -> My Content Type -> Manage Fields and then choose Edit for the relevant field.

Then, in File directory, you can use tokens to set up the path however you like. For example:


There is a link below Help text that you can click to see a list of available tokens.

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    Use File (Field) Paths if you need extra tokens.
    – No Sssweat
    Dec 5, 2017 at 6:15
  • Is adding an author ID to the path a good practice? like `content_type/[node:author]/[date:custom:Y]-[date:custom:m] Dec 6, 2017 at 21:26
  • @johnatasjmo You can configure that path however you want. My main concern when setting the path is making sure I add any variables I will want to use as arguments (contextual filters) in Views later. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:37

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