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I'm having a a pain in the head using the ABSPATH constant in Windows.
Addressing files and folders in Windows is usually done using the \ (forward-slash) character while for Linux the character would be / (backslash).
Unfortunately the ABSPATH in Wordpress is defined with only Linux in mind (putting a / at the end of it).
I wonder if I can over-ride it's definition since in wp-config.php it's defined under an if clause which indicates it can be defined elsewhere.

Problem detalis:

  1. I'm running on localhost
  2. The problem is with the statpress-visitors internal addressing.

This is how it addresses the files:

ABSPATH . 'wp-content/plugins/' . dirname(plugin_basename(__FILE__)) . '/def/os.dat'

And this is what I get as output:

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Could you elaborate some more on 2 ? Can it be narrowed down to specific place / function in plugin that fails? – Rarst Feb 7 '12 at 11:35
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Windows does support both styles of slashes in path.

I am not sure if ABSPATH definition is safe to edit:

  • pro it's in wp-config.php
  • con it's says to not edit following above it

Myself I just use it as is, or replace slashes to make them uniform when putting path together. If that doesn't work for you please provide specific examples where this causes issues.

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Thanks, I updated the question. – Hamed Momeni Feb 7 '12 at 11:04

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