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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5433 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Buddypress breaks with symlinked plugins dir

Reported by: elrata_'s profile elrata_ Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: needs-docs
Cc: rodrigo-wp@…


If the plugins directory in WP uses symlink, buddypress breaks (1.9.2 and 1.8.1 at least) and doesn't show js, etc.

The default debian stable WP package, using the script provided in the package, creates the symlink for the plugins.

The only way to make buddypress work, that I found, was setting define('WP_PLUGIN_DIR', ...) to the appropriate dir.

Can this be documented somewhere ?

Thanks a lot,

Change History (6)

#1 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Thanks for the report. Can you give more details about how the the Debian WP package is configuring the symlinks? Is each plugin individually symlinked, or is it the entire plugins or wp-content directory?

If it's on an individual-plugin basis, then the problem should go away with WordPress 3.9. See

#2 @elrata_
10 years ago

Thanks you for the quick reply!

Nope, is the entire plugins dir:

$ ls -l /srv/www/wp-content/myblog/
total 12
drwxrwxr-- 2 nobody nobody 4096 Jan 28 15:46 blogs.dir
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nobody nobody   39 Jan 28 15:46 languages -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/languages
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nobody nobody   37 Jan 28 15:46 plugins -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/plugins
lrwxrwxrwx 1 nobody nobody   36 Jan 28 15:46 themes -> /var/lib/wordpress/wp-content/themes
drwxr-xr-x 2 nobody nobody 4096 Feb 26 15:33 upgrade
drwxrwxr-- 4 nobody nobody 4096 Feb 24 17:35 uploads

The wp-content directory is not symlinked

#3 @elrata_
10 years ago

  • Cc rodrigo-wp@… added

#4 @elrata_
10 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed

#5 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks. I've created a new Codex page:

The Codex is editable by anyone with a or account, so if there are additional details that you'd like to edit or add, please feel free! Thanks.

#6 @elrata_
10 years ago

Great, thanks a lot!

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