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[resolved] [hacker] Using a symlink to keep a lot of wordpress "plugins folders" updated (6 posts)

  1. Elan42.com
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi guys.

    I have a server with 15+ WordPress installations.

    I'm thinking about creating a "fake-plugins" folder and to put inside every wp-content/ directory a "plugins" symbolic-link that points to the "fake-plugins" folder.

    So I can keep all the plugins updated once.

    Do someone have already any experience in this and thinks that it could not work?

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 6 years ago #

    May well depend on how your hosting is set up. You'd need the apache FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch directive to be in the conf or overrided by your .htaccess.

  3. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i use a similar technique for themes. has worked fine for me.

  4. Elan42.com
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It works ;)

    I tested more than 30 plugins, the only not working is broken-link-checker.
    Because it searches the wp-config file with a path directive that is not relative to it's path.

    I'm going to write to it's creator:
    http://w-shadow.com/blog/2007/08/05/broken-link-checker-for-wordpress/

  5. Elan42.com
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Guys... FORGET about this useless simbolic links and try this:
    http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia/features/virtual-multiblog/

    Infinite WP websites with only one installation.

    It works great.

  6. Stephen Rider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No hacks are required -- just set WP_PLUGIN_DIR and WP_PLUGIN_URL in each blog's wp-config.php.

    Doing that, you can nativly point all of the blogs to a single plugins directory.

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