Remove /wordpress/ folder inside .zip-file

  1. rarosalion


    Totally agree with hkan and others - keep it the way it is!!!

    Posted: 10 years ago #
  2. kevin.benton@amd.com


    Bad idea in general. Most packages behave nicely by extracting themselves to a directory first, then offer the user the ability to move it from there. By simply extracting "here", it makes it easier to clobber files accidentally.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. charlieman


    Well I guess it's a way to protect the non savvy. But it's a pain in the ass when you login your server via ssh and uncompress the file.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. tdjcbe


    +1 A simple check of the wp and wpmu forums shows that folks don't understand what the files are doing in the subdirectory.

    Of course it also shows that folks don't read the install directions...

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  5. grumpster

    I agree with Oceanwatcher.

    I want tar.gz files to untar to the directory I place them in, and not into a holding folder that was inside the archive.

    If you extract archives to your desktop, why are you not right-clicking the archive and using the popup menu option to ...

    extract to wordpress-x.x.x\

    ... which will put the contents into a folder with the name of the archive complete with version number ... something the current WordPress archives don't do by placing everything into just a \wordpress folder.

    I've installed dozens of CMS's, blogs, and social networks and as far as I can recall, WordPress is the only one that extracts to a folder.

    And for those who still use FTP to upload files, please stop ... you're embarrassing me. ;)

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  6. Andy Macaulay-Brook


    If you can't take the files out of the folder yourself, you probably shouldn't be installing software.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  7. Oceanwatcher


    The folks that defend the folder inside the zip-file are the ones that should be embarrassed and not working with software!

    It is dead easy to make a folder and unzip something there if you really need that.

    BUT - to unzip something without that folder is impossible.

    So to accomodate both, remove the folder. This gets WordPress in line with others like Joomla.

    If you do not have the folder inside the zip file, you actually have a choice.

    You want to unzip it right where it is now? Fine, go ahead and do it.

    You want the files in a folder? Created the folder, move ONE file and unzip it.

    If you are still un-zipping locally and then uploading every single file by ftp, then you need to get a new job.

    What everyone else have to do:

    Unzip locally, re-zip, upload and unzip on the server.

    This is not a HUGE problem. It is an annoyance. But it is a legitimate one, and if you are not able to see that, then you have the wrong workflow.

    Of course, it now only applies to first installs as upgrades are now handled automatically. I have never had it so easy keeping online software up to date :-)

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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