[wp-hackers] Proposal: standardize plugin-data path
otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Oct 1 13:18:48 GMT 2008
I don't see any problem with leaving the uploads folder relative to
root, since it is an explicit setting that the user can specify. In
the settings page, it states that the default is wp-content/uploads,
which is a ABSPATH relative path.
I mean, what if you want the upload folder to be at
example.com/wp/uploads/ instead? That's not relative to the wp-content
If you want it to be in wp-content and you move wp-content, then you
need to move the upload folder location as well. It's already custom,
we don't need to make it confusingly custom.
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 7:23 AM, Stephen Rider <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> It appears that the upload folder setting is parsed relative to ABSPATH,
> rather than web root. So, if I move wp-content out of the wp folder, it's
> then impossible to set the uploads folder to be in wp-content...?
> Site is at example.com, but WP files are at example.com/wp.
> Contents folder is example.com/wp-content.
> Setting uploads folder to wp-content/uploads, that ends up pointing to
> example.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/. I want it to point to
> example.com/wp-content/uploads/ instead....
> We've abstracted everything else so that people can move everything custom
> (wp-content, wp-config.php) out of the folder with the actual WP files
> (which makes updates soooooo much better thanks). It appears we need to do
> the same for the uploads folder.
> On Sep 26, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Otto wrote:
>> By the year/month thing, I mean that the upload dir automatically
>> appends the year/month folder names if that option is enabled.
>> However, that just shows what I get for not paying attention.
>> wp_upload_dir() returns an array, not a string. And that array
>> includes both the directory with and without those folders attached.
>> So, the *real* correct answer is:
>> $wud = wp_upload_dir();
>> $your_upload_dir = $wud['basedir'] . '/your_plugin_name';
>> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Stephen Rider
>> <wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
>>> On Sep 26, 2008, at 8:35 AM, Otto wrote:
>>>>> Seems to me that the safest place to do this would be
>>>> Pardon me, using wp_upload_dir() is a bad idea due to the year/month
>>>> thing. Use WP_CONTENT_DIR . '/uploads/your_plugin_name' instead.
>>> Otto -- Could you please explain the "year/month thing"?
>>> Obviously the existence of wp_upload_dir() indicates that path can
>>> and is not necessarily within WP_CONTENT_DIR.
>>> Thus, if wp_upload_dir() automatically appends the date, shouldn't there
>>> a way to prevent this? wp_upload_dir(false) or somesuch?
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