[wp-hackers] Any way to bypass $wp->query_posts()?

SoJ Web sojweb at indiana.edu
Sat Apr 11 13:54:01 GMT 2009

There's been discussion on trac about this off and on, I see this  
ticket that is relatively new:


I know of at least one way, but it's really roundabout, and a bit of a  
pain. If you create a file called .maintenance at the root of the Web  
site that just has this:

$upgrading = time();

And then create a file called maintenance.php in your wp-content  
directory, WordPress (2.7.1, at least) will load wp-config.php, and  
start to load wp-settings.php, but will exit out after only a few  
constants are defined. But it loads maintenance.php before it dies, so  
you could use maintenance.php to do whatever processing you might need  
with the config constants.

I agree, though, you should be able to load the config information  
without loading WordPress, and it seems like it's on its way.


On Apr 11, 2009, at 12:03 AM, Silverstein, Jesse wrote:

> On a lighter note along this subject ...
> Any chance of being able to extract the database constants from wp- 
> config without loading wp-settings? There are plenty of obvious  
> reasons a plugin would need to access the same database, and not  
> load all of WordPress (as many core developers have adamantly  
> asserted in this chain). Or should I resort to reading in the file  
> line by line and parsing out the information I want?
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