A Beginner Tutorial to WordPress Path Constant Variables – WordPress Tutorial

By | April 4, 2020

WordPress has defined some constant variables for file url and absolute path in web server, these constant variables are very useful to create a wordpress theme and plugin. In this tutorial, we will introduce some common used constant variables for beginners.

WordPress Path Functions

WP_CONTENT_DIR

This constant variable is the absolute path of wp-content folder in server.

<?php
echo WP_CONTENT_DIR;
//output: /home/user/public_html/wp-content
?>

WP_CONTENT_URL

This constant variable is the url of wp-content folder.

<?php
echo WP_CONTENT_URL;
//output: http://www.example.com/wp-content
?>

WP_PLUGIN_DIR

This constant variable is the absolute path of wordpress plugins folder in web server.

<?php
echo WP_PLUGIN_DIR;
//output: /home/user/public_html/wp-content/plugins
?>

WP_PLUGIN_URL

This constant variable is the url of wordpress plugins folder.

<?php
echo WP_PLUGIN_URL;
//output: http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins
?>

TEMPLATEPATH

This constant variable is the absolute path of current wordpress theme in server.

<?php
echo TEMPLATEPATH;
//output: /home/user/public_html/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven
?>

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