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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 immediately after that shows the old values (with wp-content value). I tried echo because in wp admin I couldn't see the theme from new location, of course.

I have installed wp in example.com/wp subdirectory and site itself is example.com - I copied over .htaccess and index.php over to the root and everything is working fine, I just need to move wp-content into another folder over at root also with a different name.

  • slash / before somedir is superfificous (double) in line 1. – Frank Nocke Sep 5 '15 at 15:58
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You have probably added the definitions too late. If in fact you added that "to the end" of wp-config.php then you added it after these lines:

/** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

If so, then those constants are already defined (wp_initial_constants) and you cannot redefine a constant after it is already defined.

Make your edits earlier, before:

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
  • To add to the correct answer, it's recommended to check, if a constant is already 'not defined' before defining it. – Pothi Kalimuthu Jun 25 '13 at 8:30
  • @Pothi : Yes, generally a good idea, but if you define the constants where the WordPress Core intends there should be no problem. – s_ha_dum Feb 19 '14 at 14:20

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