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I'm writing a standalone script for Wordpress so I can display things like the username on a page outside of Wordpress.

My method so far is to try to include or require wp-load.php in my script directory. I've tried

chdir ( ".." );
include "wp-load.php";

as well as absolute paths to the web root where Wordpress is located for both the chdir and the include. I don't get any errors but wp_get_current_user() always returns empty.

If I move my script up a level to the same folder with Wordpress it works fine. How can I include wp-load.php and keep all of the files in my subfolder?

EDIT: file structure

  • public_html (wordpress is installed here so wp-load.php is also here)
    • myScript (directory)
      • script.php
      • This is where I try to use chdir ( ".." ) or include ( "../wp-load.php" ) without success
  • and please tell me the where you exactly include the wp-load.php – user147874 Dec 18 '18 at 6:21
  • did you got the result @scottinthebooth ? – Tejas Gajjar Dec 18 '18 at 11:35
  • I was not able to get this to work. I ended up just converting the script to a full plugin which solved the problem (if I'd realized how simple that was I would have started that way) – scottinthebooth Dec 19 '18 at 23:10
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try this i hope this work.

$parse_uri = explode( 'wp-content', $_SERVER['SCRIPT_FILENAME'] );    
require_once( $parse_uri[0] . 'wp-load.php' );
  • This did not work. My script is in a folder "next to" wordpress, not being served by wordpress itself so I'm not inside the wp-content folder – scottinthebooth Dec 18 '18 at 6:47
  • please put here you folder hierarchy – user147874 Dec 18 '18 at 6:53
  • I edited the original post to include it – scottinthebooth Dec 18 '18 at 6:55
  • ottopress.com/2010/dont-include-wp-load-please please read it carefully. thanks – user147874 Dec 18 '18 at 7:16
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Use this to include

<?php include '../wp-load.php'; ?>

that will give you the wp-load.php file ../ is usually use for get path of last folder.

hope this helps you and also let me know the result.

  • I was not able to get this to work. I ended up just converting the script to a full plugin which solved the problem (if I'd realized how simple that was I would have started that way) – scottinthebooth Dec 19 '18 at 23:10

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