WordPress.org

Support

Support » Requests and Feedback » WordPress File Structure is Goofy

WordPress File Structure is Goofy

  • cliftonite

    @cliftonite

    I’m learning WordPress (I’m a Movable Type convert) and I think the way the installation files are organized is pretty lame for a dynamic publishing model.

    In your WP installation folder, there are 23 files and 3 folders (/wp-admin, /wp-content, /wp-includes).

    It would be super clean if it looked like this:

    <strong>wordpress</strong>
       index.php
       /wp-stuff (or something like that)
       /classic
       /default
       /mytheme

    When you’re customizing WordPress, only your theme folder is relevant (or at least should be if you want to be upgrade-proof). But you have to drill through 3 folders just to get to your relevant files. Everything else is just junk in the way. The file structure should communicate the usefulness and relevance of each file/folder to the user. As it is now, the hierarchy is meaningless (except to those who wrote WP).

    Clean it up and simplify. Then WP will be even more awesome.

    Thanks!

  • The topic ‘WordPress File Structure is Goofy’ is closed to new replies.