I’m not exactly sure what the issue is, but do you need to have your setup like that? With Bedrock, we don’t even suggest changing the uploads directory anymore. app/uploads is the default and good enough in my opinion. This also avoids any symlinks in your actual repo. Which if you do have some, might be part of the problem.
Basically, my first suggestion is to make your setup simpler if its possible. I don’t know if it would actually solve the problem, but it can’t hurt and should make things easier in the long run.
Ok it makes sense to simplify. Just help me out a bit in understanding how I can do this please. Here is the structure at my root folder called wp:
Now the wp inside the wp root folder is a git submodule which contains the wordpress core. If I rename my shared folder where all my images assets are to uploads as you suggest, how do I tell wordpress to find the uploads directory there?
Ot should I instead of using the content/uploads symlink, just delete the symlink and move the actual uploads folder there? Is that what you are trying to tell me?
Also where exactly is the media folder you speak of in your screencast?
If your WP install is setup correctly (which I assume it is because it’s working), you don’t need to configure anything. By default it will be WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/uploads' which for you is content/uploads. So yeah, you’d delete the symlink and just move the folder there. And WP should just put new uploads in there (you may need to change old custom settings you have back to defaults).
The media folder in the screencast would be in the root of your project. So in your case, /wp/media. I was basically trying to keep Roots’ defauls in that screencast which at the time was /media but now we’ve realized it’s just simpler to keep the default especially in a Bedrock style setup.