[wp-hackers] Auto Update Plugins

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Tue Feb 17 22:01:28 GMT 2009

On Feb 17, 2009, at 2:58 PM, Dan Gayle wrote:

> IMHO, because you can specify where the uploads folder goes. I have  
> mine in the root directory because I use it for multiple  
> applications. Uploads is for content, actual page content. Plugin  
> data? That's not the same. It's not necessarily something that I  
> will be displaying to the world.
> On Feb 17, 2009, at 12:53 PM, Nathan Rice wrote:
>> Why not wp-content/uploads/plugin-data/plugin-name ???

+1  I definitely think of /uploads/ as being for actual blog data, not  
backend stuff.

Having suggested /plugins/plugin-data/ [1], I'm okay with the  
suggestions of /wp-content/plugin-data/.  I prefer /plugins/plugin- 
data/ though because the plugin folder can move, and /plugins/plugin- 
data/ would move with it.  That's not a huge issue though, as there  
are variable calls for both the wp-content folder and the plugins  

To be honest, I wasn't thinking in terms of stuff uploaded or edited  
via the backend, (though that could certainly be done...), so the  
permissions thing hadn't occurred to me.  In the example I gave,  
upload Spam Karma, and upload any third-party Spam Karma plugins to  
the *whatever*/plugin-data/spam-karma/plugins/ folder.


[1] Okay technically I suggested /plugins/plugin data/ (space instead  
of dash).  It was a typo.  ;-)

Stephen Rider

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