I can upload an image to my Asset field(s) and publish the entry. However, here are the weird issues I'm experiencing:

  1. The Asset field is blank when re-editing the published entry, (but...)
  2. The original, uploaded image is available in the template
  3. Trying to publish the entry where the Asset field appears blank throws a "Field is required" error as if the field contains no data


  • Assets — 2.1.4
  • ExpressionEngine — 2.5.5
  • Update: No errors in console Jul 25, 2013 at 0:33
  • Hey Aaron, are you seeing any JS errors when selecting Assets? Do you have anything like Publisher or Better Workflow installed? Jul 25, 2013 at 1:25
  • Thanks for the help, Brandon! No Publisher, Better Workflow, or anything of the like. Also, no JS errors when selecting and adding Assets. I only got a message of Double-instantiating a select on an element in garnish-0.1.min.js:18. :-/ Jul 25, 2013 at 2:11

1 Answer 1


Pixel and Tonic graciously made a ticket out of this request and cleared this issue up. (Thanks, guys!)

Here's what Andris had to say:

You have set your upload folder paths to be relative, however when you access the CP from the address admin.php, those paths turn out to be incorrect.

For them to work correctly, you must access the CP using the system folder in path - for example - http://domain.com/system/index.php?D=cp&C=content_publish&M=entry_form&channel_id=1&entry_id=1

In Assets file manager everything was loading fine, because everything there is loaded via Ajax and Ajax requests are routed via front-end due to EE's design. Assets compensates for those requests, if they are made this way.

I was accessing the control panel from domain.com/admin.php with relative upload paths and I needed to access the control panel from domain.com/system/ for those paths to work.

Hope that helps anyone else with this issue!

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