[wp-hackers] Using symlinks in WP installations

Neil Pie's Bacon bacon at neilpie.co.uk
Mon May 14 07:49:14 UTC 2012

Thanks everyone for this. I fully expected some problems with __FILE__
but plugins (and themes in some cases ) keeping their own caches
within their directory hadn't occured to me yet - nothing
insurmountable though.

My main concern was that there might be a problem running core in this
manner, doesn't seem to be the case.

Thanks again

On 12 May 2012, at 19:44, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> Also be aware that lots of plugins make poor assumptions concerning
> the location of files, and will thus just not work for no obvious
> reason. Plugins that do things like "include
> '../../../wp-config.php';" and similar, for example. Or plugins that
> try to save things directly into the wp-content directory. And so
> forth.
> -Otto
> On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Brian Layman
> <wp-hackers at thecodecave.com> wrote:
>> Yes, it definitely works and as Dion states having a separate wp-content
>> directory solves several problems - including resolving conflicts with
>> plugins that write cache or other files to the server.   Watch for that sort
>> of conflict where one blog loads settings/information written by another
>> blog.
>> Brian Layman
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