[wp-hackers] File names in WP base folder

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 19:07:37 GMT 2007

I don't see why not, unless app.php is a filename set specifically by the
Atom spec, which I don't think so. But there's a good chance the file's name
will change around, as it's only preliminary support last time I checked.

On 3/15/07, Alex Günsche <ag.ml2007 at zirona.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I see that in the SVN, there is a file named "app.php" in the WordPress
> base folder. I think it would better if this file was named "wp-app.php"
> or similarily.
> The reason is the following: Especially when you install WordPress into
> you DocumentRoot, it is likely that there are WP-independent files
> inside it, too. Now if you want to upgrade, you must remove all old WP
> files from the base folder, and having non-standardized names can cause
> confusion. This problem is especially severe, when you use a solution
> which manages upgrades automatically. Such an application cannot just
> delete any file from the base folder, but it usually has a predefined
> list and/or pattern of files to delete and replace. Besides, using
> non-standardized patterns could lead to name collisions, e.g. I could
> already have a non-WP file named "app.php" in my WP base folder.
> Therefore I think it would be best, if all WordPress files in the WP
> base folder are prefixed with wp- (except index.php of course, and maybe
> the legacy xmlrpc.php).
> What do you think?
> Regards
> Alex
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