[wp-hackers] Auto Update Plugins

Nathan Rice ncrice at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 22:33:28 GMT 2009

Yeah, I'm no opposed to storing plugin-specific stuff in
/wp-content/plugins/plugin-data at all.  It's a good idea, if you asked me.


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On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 4:59 PM, Doug Smith <doug at smithsrus.com> wrote:

> That may be a mute point because permissions would likely need to be set
> for a plugin data folder anyway. The uploads folder contains pictures and
> such that, by design, are to be shared with the world. However, plugin data
> being viewable by the world could have security implications. I certainly
> wouldn't want that folder readable through the Web server like the upload
> folder needs to be.
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Nathan Rice <ncrice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My point was, like Otto's, that there is a permissions issue.  Most people
>> know to set their permissions on the uploads folder. Adding a new root
>> director to /wp-content/ is just one more thing for them to think about,
>> whereas uploads is most likely already set up to be writable by the server
>> user.
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