MODX Revo 2.3.1 image upload bug

Just ran into this on a client’s site. If you just upgraded Revo to 2.3.1 and your client (or you) likes to upload images via the manager dashboard, then you’ll probably start seeing this error:

Upload file error in MODX Revo 2.3.1

Here is the fix:

  1. Go to System Settings.
  2. Filter by area “File System.”
  3. Find the upload_files and upload_images settings — note that upload_files‘s value does not contain the image values of upload_images.
  4. Copy upload_images‘s value and append to upload_files.
  5. Refresh the cache, then reload the page.
  6. You should now be able to upload images again.

This does seem to render the upload_images system setting moot. A bug has been filed at Github for this issue, so we’ll see what the MODX devs have to say.

About Kelly Carter

I'm a freelance web developer, doing business under the name Rainworks Web Development. I'm a skeptical technophile, voracious reader, softcore gamer, and haphazard tinkerer. I have a long-term partner, a cat, and no time for glass ceilings.


  1. Thanks so much. I couldn’t find the answer in the relevant forums and you explained it so simply it was a 4 minute fix.

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