[wp-hackers] Blank index.php in wp-content/plugins

Jeremy Clarke jer-wphackers at simianuprising.com
Tue Mar 4 15:09:01 GMT 2008

One thing I think we should remember is that we, wp-hackers readers,
are about 100 times more likely to have this problem than normal users
because at some point someone posted to the list encouraging people to
add index.php to their plugin folders, and only like a month later did
someone else realize it caused this bug.

The bug is very annoying and ruined my day when I was trying to fix
it, but I don't think it's as global a problem as it might seem to us
who read the list ;)


On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 8:26 PM, Matt <speedboxer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Brian Layman <Brian at thecodecave.com> wrote:
>  > Oh, this one drove me absolutely nuts for about three days a year or two
>  > ago...
>  >
>  > I could NOT figure out what happened to the site.  I was not in a happy
>  > mood...
>  >
>  Heh, same,  I thought it was a plugin for awhile, and never bothered to see
>  which one. When I did disable all the plugins and it was still screwed up,
>  that annoyed me. However, I accidentaly messed up the permissions on my
>  wp-content dir, and I noticed it was fixed, and that's when I dug deeper
>  into the problem, and tried deleting that index.php file.
>  It doesn't really matter though, since I have IndexIgnore set in my
>  .htaccess, it was just in case I deleted that line or something. Also, I
>  have DirectoryIndex set to index.php, and index.html doesn't work. :P
>  --
> Matt (speedboxer at gmail.com)
>  http://mattsblog.ca/
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