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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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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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 is it possible that the function of the test page works, but it does not go live?

I want to load the new entries without reloading the page. I found a great solution for: The ajax script: <script> $(document).ready(function() { var refreshId = setInterval(function() ...
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Accessing two databases

I have two databases on my server, and wanted to know is there a way to access both databases from wordpress? My thought is adding the second set of credentials to the wp-config.php.
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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 wp-...
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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 ( isset($...
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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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How do I set up Debugging?

In my wp-config.php, I have: // Enable WP_DEBUG mode define('WP_DEBUG', true); // Enable Debug logging to the /wp-content/debug.log file define('WP_DEBUG_LOG', true); // Disable display of errors ...
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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 /home/affiliat/public_html/wp-config....
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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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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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Changing WP_CONTENT_DIR and WP_CONTENT_URL in wp-config.php does not register?

I tried to add this to the end of my wp-config.php define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/somedir'); define('WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://example.com/somedir'); however, echo ...
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Override the wp_siteurl and wp_home not work

I created a wordpress site and name hostname as x.co.uk, x.com, x.in... In wp-option table the site and home url as x.co.uk. I want dynamically for loading other host name also. So dynamically set ...
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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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Login page ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output

I have a WordPress website that I recently discovered had this error on the login page: ERROR: Cookies are blocked due to unexpected output. For help, please see this documentation or try the ...
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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 http://craigmdennis.com/content/plugins/nfs/c08/h04/mnt/152547/domains/craigmdennis.com/html/...
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What security concerns should I have when setting FS_METHOD to “direct” in wp-config?

I have recently had an issue where I have been unable to install the WP Smush Pro plugin because I don't have the Manual Install or One-Click Installation options available. I came across this post ...
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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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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 define('...
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How to move theme directory but not plugins/uploads out of WordPress root directory?

I am trying to set up a few local multisite installs that will share the same themes folder, but have separate upload and plugin folders that will be in the usual places in wp-content. UPDATED: ...
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Make Wordpress upload directory outside wordpress root with custom url

I want to change the upload directory for Wordpress from project.dev/wp-content/uploads to cdn.project.dev Where subdomain cdn has DocumentRoot: HostPath/project.dev/cdn while Wordpress is located at ...