[wp-hackers] find wp-config from a plugin file

Omry Yadan omry at yadan.net
Tue Jan 29 14:57:40 GMT 2008

I use this function in FireStats:


and it works well enough.

Pixline wrote:

> Hi all,
> first thing, I'd like to introduce you to the new alpha version of 
> Gengo [0], ported to WordPress 2.3. Now it almost works! :-)
> Afther that: if the plugin file is loaded as ajax it needs to know the 
> ABSPATH, and the original author did it like this:
> if (!defined('ABSPATH'))
> require_once(dirname(dirname(dirname(dirname(__FILE__)))) . 
> '/wp-config.php');
> this usually works, but don't work if wordpress is installed in a 
> different way, as you can see in [1]. There's a better and safer way 
> to find that file? I can't find anything better...
> By the way, if some of you can get in touch with Jamie Talbot please 
> teach me how to do it, I'm trying since october without success. While 
> I'm getting embarassed by this fork-that-is-not-a-fork, I'd love to 
> talk with him and maybe merge our effort with the regular codebase on 
> wordpress.org. But I couldn't find a working email address.. :-|
> Thank you!
> Paolo
> [0] http://code.google.com/p/gengo-wp23/
> [1] http://code.google.com/p/gengo-wp23/issues/detail?id=34
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