How to Find the Absolute Path to Your WordPress Root Directory

How to Find the Absolute Path to Your WordPress Root Directory

There a times when working with WordPress that you may need to locate the path to your root folder. If it’s not immediately obvious to you, here’s a way that you can locate it quickly.

Step 1: Create a new file called absolutepath.php and add the following to it:

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<?php
 $p = getcwd();
 echo $p;
 ?>

Step 2: Upload the file to the folder where you have WordPress, typically public_html or httpdocs or something similar.

Now, visit http://yoursite.com/absolutepath.php to find the information you’re looking for.

Here’s an example of the output from one of my test sites:

C:\Users\Pollyplummer\Desktop\DevSites\www.playground.dev

Now you have the absolute path to your root directory. Make sure to delete the file once you’re done using it.