I am trying to move the wp-content directory outside of the wordpress directory and hitting all kinds of weird problems. Even though http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Moving_wp-content_folder says you can do this, it seems that the directory structure is deeply wired into the WP code. For example, I get error messages like:
PHP message: PHP Warning: file_exists(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/srv/wp.content/themes) is not within the allowed path(s): (/srv/wordpress/:/tmp) in /srv/wordpress/wp-includes/theme.php on line 369
All I need to do is to move the uploads directory outside of the main hierarchy. I tried to symlink it as well but then I am getting permission errors.
Did anybody manage to successfully have the wp-content directory, or at least, uploads directory outside of the root directory?