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No Standard are followed in Plugins and even CORE WP (2 posts)

  1. Jaffery
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I used to be great fan of WordPress because of its simplicity and usability. However, only recently I tried to seriously use it as my main platform for some website.

    What I did, I changed wp-content folder to something custom as described here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php
    using :
    define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://example/blog/custom-location');

    Everything was fine , I spent good time as I prefer not using plugin and I did lots of work manually those otherwise need plugin, thanks to good documentation of WP.

    But again, I decided to use some plugin as there are few good one and will be stupid to code them again..

    And then things went havoc...
    All major plugins are have flaws, they are ignoring fact that one can change plugin DIR or WP-CONTENT DIR...

    To my surprise, most of the plugin have "wp-content" hard coded in path.. so if you have change wp-content DIR , you are on your own.

    I tried to fix few plugins those I wanted to use but was too much work, every new plugin I try, its broke.. for the reason I gave above..

    Even new media management system have things hard coded, if you want to move your wp-admin folder, your media interface won't work..

    Now I am really frustrated and then came here...I shifted to WP in order to save my time but it is even taking more time if you are changing even small thing (which is completely allowed in WP) ie. paths..

    It means I have to now write even more codes..

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    most of the plugin have "wp-content" hard coded in path.

    That's an issue that needs raising with each of the individual plugin developers. I agree that there is absolutely no need to a plugin to hardcode wp-content into it's files.

    Even new media management system have things hard coded, if you want to move your wp-admin folder, your media interface won't work.

    Can you elaborate please?

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