[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31057: Multisite ignores the WordPress install directory

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Fri Feb 13 11:06:06 UTC 2015

#31057: Multisite ignores the WordPress install directory
 Reporter:  FolioVision     |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)    |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Bootstrap/Load  |     Version:  4.1
 Severity:  major           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |     Focuses:  multisite
Changes (by FolioVision):

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * resolution:  duplicate =>


 Hi Nacin,

 We've said why WPMU is broken (the site owner is FORCED to keep all
 Wordpress files in root) and we've provided a fix (a firm path to the
 Wordpress install for WPMU whether using one of the existing paths or
 adding a new one).

 Why might a site owner want this?

 * security (keeping the main path out of root stops a lot of mechanical
 * more importantly, clutter. Often the main site of WPMU is an important
 domain for the site owner and he has lots of directories and folders and
 other things going on. Forcing him/her to put up with dozens of Wordpress
 php files and directories in root is just plain bad manners.

 Refusing to fix it is just being arbitrary.

 Would you please include our fix (for which people who use WPMU seriously
 have been asking for over two years now)?

 Thank you. Alec Kinnear

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31057#comment:8>
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