I am setting wordpress in a custom way and having issues with renaming
wp-content. Here are the details:
I am using Amazon AWS as my environment. The default web root is
/var/www/html/. Within that directory, I have multiple projects, each having its own directory. So, my WordPress project is in
/var/www/html/project01. So this leads to accessing the WordPress from the web browser via the following URL:
The next step, I typically move WordPress files into a sub-directory. So, I moved all wordpress files into a directory named
/var/www/html/project01 then copied
index.php from that sub-directory back into the
project01 directory, and modified
index.php as follows:
require( dirname( __FILE__ ) . '/red/wp-blog-header.php' );
This resulted in the following directory structure:
/var/www/html | --------project01 | -------- index.php /* modified as described above */ | -------- red | -------- wp-config.php | -------- wp-content | -------- /* Other WordPress files and directories */
So far, everythig works great and without a problem. I can access both the front end and the admin area of the site.
The next step in my setup is to rename
wp-content to something else as an added security measure. So, I renamed
green. So my directory structure now looks like this:
/var/www/html | --------project01 | -------- index.php /* modified as described above */ | -------- red | -------- wp-config.php | -------- green /* this is a renamed wp-content directory */ | -------- /* Other WordPress files and directories */
To complete the directory rename,
wp-config.php should be updated to reflect the changes made, so, I followed the instructions described here and added the following to
define('WP_CONTENT_FOLDERNAME', 'green'); define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', ABSPATH . WP_CONTENT_FOLDERNAME); define('WP_SITEURL', 'http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . '/'); define('WP_CONTENT_URL', WP_SITEURL . 'project01' . '/' . 'red' . '/' . WP_CONTENT_FOLDERNAME);
I added the above code just before the following line in
require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');
IMPORTANT: Please also note that the
WP_CONTENT_URL parameter that I added in
wp-config.php is set to include the changes in the directory strucuture described above.
Now, after doing so, if I go to
http://some-url.com/project01/index.php, everything is fine and the site's front-end is displayed properly. However, if I go to
http://some-url.com/project01/red/green/wp-admin to login to the admin area, the page is redirected to
http://some-url.com/wp-login.php as opposed to
http://some-url.com/project01/red/green/wp-login.php, and I get a 404 error.
So, my question is, what did I miss? What do I have to do to fix this problem? Is there a setup I have to do in
.htaccess for example? Something else? Your help is greatly appreciated.