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  • Hello, this is just a small suggestion, in case it is heard and judged interesting.

    Some blog hosts will require from wordpress, at some point, an absolute path instead of a relative path.

    For instance, take Admin > Settings > Miscellaneous, when we mention where the uploads should be stored.

    I have blogs hosted at, at and at (one day, I’ll gather them all at the same host, sigh).
    While the OVH and Servage blogs accepted the default path “wp-content/uploads”, the hostgator-hosted blog required a full absolute URL (in that case, it was “/public_html/my_account_login/the_subfolder_hosting_my_domain/wp-content/uploads”

    And precisely, I had no way of knowing what was the absolute URL to my blog without asking the hostgator support team. While I had a quick response, not all hosts reply so fast, and it could make the life of the webmasters more complicated.

    So, how about editing this options-misc.php page so that it would indicate the admin, just in case, what is the absolute path to his blog ?

    It might come in handy…

    Well, that was for my suggestion !
    Best regards everyone,

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