wp-config.php is the configuration file of WordPress, one of few that is not overridden during upgrades. It is essential for running WordPress, as it contains the information needed to connect to the database

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How secure is a wp-config file?

Considering the information that is in the wp-config file, how secure is this file? I have password salts in place, but can someone view this file? Or to what level of difficulty can some view the ...
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Wordpress PHP error handling and reporting in production environment

I'm trying to find a solution on how to handle the displaying and logging of errors in a PHP (Wordpress) production environment. Is it possible to do the following (alternative suggestions welcome): ...
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wp-config.php file permissions

I have installed Wordpress on my local Ubuntu machine, with standard LAMP configuration and phpMyAdmin. The installation directory is localhost:///var/www/blog. At the second step of the ...
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Cleared wp-cache and file is still not updated [closed]

I did all the following: Deleted the cache in the WP Super Cache settings Added define('DISABLE_CACHE', true); in my wp-config.php Deleted my 'cache' folder under 'wp-content' However a theme php ...
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Why do I get a WAMP homepage when clicking on specific website's URL on LocalHost?

Using WAMPSERVER for windows 7, smartgit and Safe Search Replace I have pulled a wordpress code from my git, downloaded a database and inserted into my localhost's phpmyadmin. My home page works but ...
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DB access blocked when initializing WP externally

I have an odd problem I'm hoping the group can help with. The problem is this: I have a few situations where I load the Wordpress environment without the overhead of the GUI (details) I am able to ...
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Error uploading files bigger than 58 MB

For uploading files bigger than 58meg I get HTTP error. or IO error when using media uploader or 500 Internal Server Error when using browser uploader in WordPress v3.5.1 Multisite . It seems to get ...
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Is it possible to change the log file location for WP_DEBUG_LOG?

I use WP_DEBUG_LOG in my development environment and have no issues with debug.log being in the wp-content directory. Sometimes I turn on WP_DEBUG in production when I need to debug something, and I ...
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Default installation permissions for wp-config.php

Recently I've noticed that many of the wordpress installations we have on our servers where being attacked and ifected by this thing ...
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Moving a WP Multisite to a subdirectory

Firstly, I've read a number of posts on this process. However, for various reasons, the process remains difficult to implement or troubleshoot for lack of even abstracted examples, or maybe too ...
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Changing the wp-config.php broke the site

I added the lines define( 'WP_CONTENT_DIR', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/blog/wp-content' ); and define( 'WP_CONTENT_URL', 'example/blog/wp-content';); in my wp-config.php and then my site broke. ...
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error:-Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by

whewn ever i try to login http://affiliatesurge.com.au/wp-admin/ i got "" Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at ...
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Is there a way to define wp_blogs domains in wp-config?

In my multisite setup I have multiple environments that I want to share the same database, but use different domains. server1.example.com server2.example.com example.com ... each of those would ...
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“There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file.” despite wp-config.php in root

I've encountered an odd problem and I'm not at all sure how to go about fixing it.. I have a site that was working fine until I changed a page title from "PRESS" to "BLOG." Now, when you visit the ...
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Renaming wp-content folder dynamically

Is it possible to rename the wp-content folder dynamically? I am building a custom framework to use on themes and it would be nice to set it up where it does everything on its own. I am using this ...
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Custom port problem with local MU installation

Situation I've just setup a new installation of WordPress (running on XAMPP/Win7). As I had a port conflict on :80/:443, I switched to :187/4430. Error When I'm now trying to access ...
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How to use remote db tables in current config? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared Members between two different wordpress installations with different databases For example I have 2 different wordpress installations with different domains and ...
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Moving WP from local server to live, error establishing a db connection

Not sure what's going on here 'cos I've done it already a couple of times and it always worked. Basically I'm moving a testing site from my local machine (MAMP) to a live server by: zipping the ...
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Define WP_DEBUG conditionally / for admins only / log errors (append query arg for all links?)

I'm developing a site on a server that the client has access to as well and what I'd like to do is show WP_DEBUG only for administrators. Referencing Yoast's article on a way around this: if ( ...
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Publishing Wordpress from stage to production server

I'm having trouble configuring wp-config.php correctly in a staged server environment. I'm being told that I should be working in my stage environment for Wordpress with an example address of ...
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$post->id vs $post->ID problem after using Wordpress config bootstrap

I'm developing with Wordpress in a multi environment scenario. I develop on my local machine, test on a server and so on. I was using the "trick" of having a local-config.php file to have different ...
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Permalink Issues by Installing WordPress in Subdirectory / Subfolder

I installed WP in subfolder /cms and it runs live without subfolder. When I use /%postname%/ as permalink I get 404 error on my site. My Server supported mod_rewrite. My Code wp-config.php ...
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How to disable the default WordPress redirect to non-www URLs?

I am trying to redirect all non-www to www URLs in my WordPress MultiSite install. I am using a simple .htaccess rule like this: # Redirect non-www to www: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC] ...
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Putting my site live

Can anyone help? I've been building a wordpress site in a sub directory of an umbrella 'development domain' if you will, and am ready to go live with the site. It's a single install of wordpress. ...
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How to decrease the max file upload size without using php.ini or htaccess?

There are a lot of people discussing how to increase the php max upload file size... In my case though I want to shrink it from 8MB to 4MB... In my cpanel configuration, if I change the setting, it ...
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Generate Wordpress salt

I am in need of a function that automatically generates and returns salts for Wordpress wp-config.php (Don't link me to their API, I'm looking for offline solution). Does Wordpress core has this ...
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Some plugins adding full server path after url (with custom wp-content folder)

Installing Wordpress SEO (an a few others but not all plugins) gives the following console error: GET ...
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How to use if condition to change $table_prefix in wp_config.php

I am testing a very big database (perhaps wp_posts contains hundreds of thousands of rows). As such, the query time, especially the searching query, is extremely long. I'm thinking if there is any ...
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Override Current Theme Setting in wp_config.php

I am looking for a way to override the currently selected theme, preferably from within the wp_config.php file. I know you can override some wp_options settings in the config like define('WP_HOME', ...
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Is moving wp-config outside the web root really beneficial?

One of the most common security best practices these days seems to be moving wp-config.php one directory higher than the vhost's document root. I've never really found a good explanation for that, but ...
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How can I make wordpress suppress mysql errors?

Wordpress has two functions related to SQL queries and their errors as mentioned in What Is The Difference Between suppress_errors() And hide_errors() in $wpdb? From what I've read setting WP_DEBUG ...
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Alternatives to DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT wp-config Constant? It Breaks Some Plugins

The Problem I first noticed this with the plugin Quick-Cache, which activates without problem, but doesn't shows up anywhere. Its menu it's simply not there. Found why, and became aware of the ...
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Password in wp-config. Dangerous?

I don't know a lot of Wordpress yet, and I'm just wondering: Before installation you have to fill in the correct data in wp-config-sample.php but this also includes the database password. Isn't that ...
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the_permalink() not working in a root installation

I hope someone can help me. I have a root installation of WP, but not as index.php (it's actually news.php). Consequently the_permalink() doesn't work, as the root of the website is a different page. ...
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Best practice for versioning wp-config.php?

Is there a best practice for including your wp-config.php file in your version control repository? I'm considering creating a new site with this type of configuration, (similar to Alex King and Mark ...
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Redirect one of two domains on one Wordpress installation

I have to domains: mydomain.dk and mydomain.de. Both are showing the same page in danish. I have a plugin that takes care of the languages, but I need to connect the .de domain to the german 'language ...
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Connect to database using wordpress wp-config file

How can I connect to the database using the wp-config.php file ? I'm trying to make a script more Wordpress friendly, and I need to connect to the database, but without installing the script as a ...
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integrating external php library into wordpress- the right way

If I were to load a custom library into wordpress, what would be the best place to add it? Since there are a bunch of global vars defined at the top of the library, I would not want that to be done ...
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Accessing WordPress MySQL Database via Data Connection in Visual Studio 2010 using C#

So I've Googled and followed countless tutorials, read documentation on MySQL, Visual Studio, WordPress, and Plesk. I try to leave posting on this site as the final option and it seems it has come to ...
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Multiple wp-config.php files in one home directory

It's possible to move wp-config.php up one directory level for security, i.e. into the directory above public_html (sometimes called home or a user name, depending on the web host). "You can move the ...
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What are “best practices” for wp-config.php

Just started reading Professional WordPress®: Design and Development I'm reading the section on "Advanced wp-config Options". I see many options which I think are pretty cool/useful, but before I ...
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What is the best way to get directory path for wp-config.php?

I am developer of the plugin mapsmarker.com which also offers several APIs which can be accessed directly (eg www.mapsmarker.com/wp-content/plugins/leaflet-maps-marker/leaflet-geojson.php?marker=1) ...
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hide wp-content from urls

Here is what I am thinking of trying to hide wp-content from the urls of files included in page source. defining the following in wp-settings.php define ...
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Best function/method to access wp-config?

I have a developer who is accessing the wp-config file directly to get database information. I would think that WP has a better way to do this. What do you think community?
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WP Config for FTP credentials

Is there a config in WP that allows you to store your FTP credentials? I'm using the Linux webserver at work to develop and it's really annoying to have to but the credentials in every time I ...
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hook a functions to change wp-config from functions.php

is there a way to hook / filter or add action that would be printed in the wp-config file? lets say i want to add some simple command like "empty the trash" aka define('EMPTY_TRASH_DAYS', 1 ); ...
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Editing wp-config.php

I need to add the line define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false); to my config.php , so that post revisions are disabled. I don't have access to wp-config.php, I have permission to edit my theme and ...
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Creating the wp-config.php file manually

Setting up WordPress, I'm getting the following message: "Sorry, but I can't write the wp-config.php file. "You can create the wp-config.php manually and paste the following text into it." Do I ...
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Getting WordPress to work inside a rails 3 application

I am migrating an existing WordPress blog into a subdirectory of a new rails 3 app (deployed on Apache2 / Ubuntu 10). I have PHP/MySQL installed, and I have a standard rails app folder structure in ...
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Why am I unable to login after converting to www?

So I originally designed the site without the www. I've since realized that it's going to cause more problems than necessary. I created a rewrite rule that converts to www. I then changed the ...