My problem is 3 fold
First, I can not figure out how to make the images available to all separete wikis. Technically it works fine, all images go to the same folder, and when entered in the source code they are viewable. But they show in Special:ListFiles only on the site that uploaded them.
Second, and similar, files uploaded on another wiki, or in the pool wiki, are not available in Visual Editor. Files uploaded on a particular site are available for that site only.
Third is explained below
Here is my settings
(Inside of require_once "......SharedWikiFamilySettings.php"; from LocalSettings.php)
$wgUploadNavigationUrl = 'http://pool.domain.org/index.php/Special:Upload';
$wgUseSharedUploads = true;
$wgSharedUploadPath = 'http://pool.domain.org/images';
$wgSharedUploadDirectory = '/home/domain/public_html/mediawiki/sites/images';
$wgHashedSharedUploadDirectory = true;
$wgUploadDirectory = "/home/domain/public_html/mediawiki/sites/images";
Now the 3rd problem is when i remove $wgUploadDirectory none of the sites are able to display the images.
I think everything is related and would appreciate any direction.
I am using Manual:Wiki family#Drupal-style sites on Ubuntu 16, Mediawiki 1.28.