[wp-hackers] Using symlinks in WP installations

Jesper Jarlskov jesper at jarlskov.dk
Sat May 12 07:01:50 UTC 2012

I run a server that has a couple of installs like this which runs fine.

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Neil Pie's Bacon <bacon at neilpie.co.uk>wrote:

> Hi all
> I am wondering if there are likely to be any issues with using
> symlinks to run multiple installs of WP from one set of core, plugin
> and theme files, and thought it might be a good idea to post here.
> I'm currently playing with a setup where everything in my DocumentRoot
> directories are actually symlinks to a central install with the
> exception of WP-content and .htaccess. Inside WP-content, both /themes
> and /plugins are also symlinks.
> I'm not really looking to this as a solution for production, but have
> been playing around with it on a whole bunch of dev and staging sites.
> Apart from running into file path related problems with some plugins,
> everything seems fine. Can anyone foresee any problems hiding around
> the corner waiting to bite me if all the appropriate constants are set
> in WP-config?
> Cheers
> Neil
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Jesper Jarlskov

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