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

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Sep 26 18:24:57 GMT 2008

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
>>> wp_upload_dir().'/your_plugin_name'
>> 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 change,
> and is not necessarily within WP_CONTENT_DIR.
> Thus, if wp_upload_dir() automatically appends the date, shouldn't there be
> a way to prevent this?  wp_upload_dir(false) or somesuch?
> Stephen
> --
> Stephen Rider
> <http://striderweb.com/>
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