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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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 ...
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How to define a remote uploads directory?

Using the constant overrides in wp-config I'm able to define a remote FTP server that plugins will be added to when installed using the WP interface. define('FS_METHOD', 'ftpext'); define('FTP_BASE', ...
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How to run WordPress from other location on the same domain

Hi I have a domain running in WordPress, the path to WordPress installation is /subdomain/mywordpress/ and I can access these in mywordpress.mysite.com, Now I wish to load the index page on my main ...
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WP disobeys disabling of the posts revision feature

I disabled the posts revision feature according to this codex by placing this code in the wp-config.php: define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false ); But revions are still being saved by the WP. Why? I am ...
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Wrong WordPress language?

I'm a bit confused now. I've installed Wordpress for my Polish friend from here: http://pl.wordpress.org/ On my local machine everything works fine and is in Polish, but installing it on the web ...
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How to update WordPress from the latest trunk

I read somewhere that I can set a constant in the wp-config.php to update WordPress from the latest trunk version and not the stable version. Stupid as I am, I can't find the site anymore where it was ...
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What Does this Code Snippet Do?

I got this error message when I was installing a plugin: "Unable to locate WordPress Content directory (wp-content)". I found a solution here: ...
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Can two domains use the same database?

I want to change a current site that already has a fairly robust database. Before I do, I want to test a few different layouts to make a decision. Instead of using the original site, I am thinking ...
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How to stop fatal error when loading theme template file directly

If one tries to load a theme template file directly, the following error message is displayed: Fatal error: Call to undefined function get_header() in ... and it goes on to list the full directory ...
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Symbolic Links on dev box with plugins and stylesheets

I'm using mac os x 10.6 with xampp. http://wp3.1/ is the url to where I have WordPress installed. The physical path is /Users/myUserName/Sites/wp3.1/ I do not install plugins or themes in the ...
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Securing wp-config leads to sensitive information leak on wp-settings

I read the following tutorial, which mentions moving your config file out of an HTTP-accessible folder. http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress#Securing_wp-config.php I did this, and it works ...
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Character encoding issue after changing servers

I recently moved my WordPress-based site from DreamHost VPS to a Linode VPS running Debian + LEMP. After getting the site up again, I noticed many erroneous characters in posts; characters like " and ...
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Turn Off Automatic Trash Deletion?

I have a client who wants to use the trash feature, but keep items in there indefinitely (I have no idea why, but they insist on it). From reading this codex article on the trash status, I see that ...
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Problem with new Multisite Installation

I have installed and converted two wordpress installations to Multisite .It was not first time and I done it before for some of my websites. I was successfully able to use it too.But I could not find ...
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Prevent access or auto-delete readme.html, license.txt, wp-config-sample.php

Just a quick question that might help a tad bit with security. I noticed that the readme.html file has the version number listed. It reappears after each upgrade and so do the licence.txt, and ...
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Does changing 'WPLANG' in wp-config.php just effect the admin language or does it have other consequences?

I am curious to know if setting 'WPLANG' in wp-config.php just effects the admin language or does it have other consequences? I run a blog in a foreign language but use English in my admin. I ...
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domain mapping confused about sunrise

When i try to access my domain mapping page it asks me to move the line define('sunrise', 'on') above the last require_once line in the wp-config file. It is already above this line. I tried moving it ...
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Can you limit the memory usage of a particular plugin?

I know that it is possible to restrict (or extend) the memory usage of the entire WP site using: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M') Is it possible to do the same for only one plugin that the website ...