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User:Converting2wp/Rearranging directory structure

The problem

I've always been mystified at the strange instructions for upgrading WordPress -- "update all the files, except for ...". With more recent versions this gets easier because it's possible to move

  • wp-config.php
  • wp-content (and so wp-content/plugins and wp-content/themes)

out of the main WordPress directory. Thus an upgrade of core WordPress doesn't have a chance to modify the files that shouldn't be modified.

This concept is, however, taking some time to propagate through the plugins.

See:

Issues with specific plugins

cforms
Needed to put back the orignial structure temporarily to get the admin screen for the plugin to show up
Needed to set up a symbolic link from <wp-root>/wp-content/plugins/cforms to the actual location to get the other files to work correctly.
See http://www.deliciousdays.com/cforms-forum/troubleshooting/cforms-menu-not-appearing-on-dashboard/page-1/
wp-pluginsused
Version 1.31 didn't work -- see http://forums.lesterchan.net/index.php/topic,2909.0.html
Installed version 1.40 on WP 2.7 and got no output at all. Reverted to v 1.31 with the patch.
wp-postratings v1.31
Here, I needed to change line 33 in wp-postratings.php from
$wp_root = '../../..';
to
$wp_root = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/wp';
ABSPATH was undefined at that point, so it couldn't be used. Obviously I'm missing something about how the default configuration is communicated to the plugin ...