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== Using Joomla Find Your Absolute Path ==
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== What is the absolute path? ==
 
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=== What is the absolute path? ===
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The absolute path is the directory location on a server's hard drive where Joomla! is located.  
 
The absolute path is the directory location on a server's hard drive where Joomla! is located.  
  
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== Joomla! 1.0 {{JVer|1.0}} ==
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In Joomla! v.1.0.x the configuration.php file would contain something like the following, however, it can vary depending on your server.
  
=== Joomla! 1.0.x ===
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<source lang="php">$mosConfig_absolute_path = '/home/joomla/public_html';</source>
In Joomla! v.1.0.x the configuration.php file would be something like the following, however, it can vary depending on your server.
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<code>$mosConfig_absolute_path = '/home/joomla/public_html';</code>
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=== Usage ===
 
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==== Usage ====
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To find out what your absolute path is<ref>[http://joomlatutorials.com/joomla-tips-and-tricks/40-miscellaneous-joomla-tips/110-finding-your-absolute-path.html Finding your absolute path in Joomla! 1.0.x] Joomlatutorials</ref>, copy the following code into a text editor (i.e. Notepad, TextEdit etc), save the file as a .php naming it whatever you want (i.e anyfilename.php.).
 
To find out what your absolute path is<ref>[http://joomlatutorials.com/joomla-tips-and-tricks/40-miscellaneous-joomla-tips/110-finding-your-absolute-path.html Finding your absolute path in Joomla! 1.0.x] Joomlatutorials</ref>, copy the following code into a text editor (i.e. Notepad, TextEdit etc), save the file as a .php naming it whatever you want (i.e anyfilename.php.).
  
 
Using your FTP software, ftp the file you have just created to your root folder. Open a web browser and type in http://www.yourdomain.com/filename.php.
 
Using your FTP software, ftp the file you have just created to your root folder. Open a web browser and type in http://www.yourdomain.com/filename.php.
  
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<source lang="php">
 
  <?php
 
  <?php
 
     $path = getcwd();
 
     $path = getcwd();
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     echo $path;
 
     echo $path;
 
  ?>
 
  ?>
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</source>
  
 
'''''IMPORTANT: For security reasons, delete this file as soon as you have ascertained the information you require.'''''
 
'''''IMPORTANT: For security reasons, delete this file as soon as you have ascertained the information you require.'''''
  
 
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== Joomla! 1.5 {{JVer|1.5}} ==
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=== Joomla! 1.5.x ===
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In Joomla! v.1.5.x the absolute path is set in the index.php (<small>line 17</small>) file in the base directory to the constant [[JPATH_BASE]].
 
In Joomla! v.1.5.x the absolute path is set in the index.php (<small>line 17</small>) file in the base directory to the constant [[JPATH_BASE]].
  
<code>define('JPATH_BASE', dirname(__FILE__) );</code>
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<source lang="php">define('JPATH_BASE', dirname(__FILE__) );</source>
  
 
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=== Usage ===
==== Usage ====
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Use the constant [[JPATH_BASE]]. This constant returns the absolute path to your Joomla! installation directory.
 
Use the constant [[JPATH_BASE]]. This constant returns the absolute path to your Joomla! installation directory.
  
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<source lang="php">
 
  <?php
 
  <?php
 
     echo JPATH_BASE;
 
     echo JPATH_BASE;
 
  ?>
 
  ?>
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</source>
  
 
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== See Also ==
=== See Also ===
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[http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=1035 Absolute Path for Joomla! 1.0.x]
 
[http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=1035 Absolute Path for Joomla! 1.0.x]
  
 
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== References ==
=== References ===
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<references/>
 
<references/>
  

Latest revision as of 12:48, 17 May 2010

Contents

What is the absolute path?

The absolute path is the directory location on a server's hard drive where Joomla! is located.

Joomla! 1.0 Joomla 1.0

In Joomla! v.1.0.x the configuration.php file would contain something like the following, however, it can vary depending on your server.

$mosConfig_absolute_path = '/home/joomla/public_html';

Usage

To find out what your absolute path is[1], copy the following code into a text editor (i.e. Notepad, TextEdit etc), save the file as a .php naming it whatever you want (i.e anyfilename.php.).

Using your FTP software, ftp the file you have just created to your root folder. Open a web browser and type in http://www.yourdomain.com/filename.php.

 <?php
    $path = getcwd();
    echo "Your Absoluthe Path is: ";
    echo $path;
 ?>

IMPORTANT: For security reasons, delete this file as soon as you have ascertained the information you require.

Joomla! 1.5 Joomla 1.5

In Joomla! v.1.5.x the absolute path is set in the index.php (line 17) file in the base directory to the constant JPATH_BASE.

define('JPATH_BASE', dirname(__FILE__) );

Usage

Use the constant JPATH_BASE. This constant returns the absolute path to your Joomla! installation directory.

 <?php
    echo JPATH_BASE;
 ?>

See Also

Absolute Path for Joomla! 1.0.x

References

  1. Finding your absolute path in Joomla! 1.0.x Joomlatutorials