[wp-hackers] Proposal: standardize plugin-data path

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Oct 1 16:13:56 GMT 2008

Okay, I see.  I wasn't registering that I could set a hard server  
path.  I guess that works.

In line with other such settings, could we add the ability to set  
WP_UPLOADS_DIR in wp-config.php?

I like these constants in particular because they help me with testing  
-- On my local test copy of the site I can use a copy of the live  
database and just override to local test paths.  There are other uses  
as well.


On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Stephen Rider wrote:

> It's NOT relative to the web root, that's the problem.  It's  
> relative to ABSPATH.
> On Oct 1, 2008, at 8:18 AM, Otto wrote:
>> 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
>> folder.
>> 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  
>>> 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.
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