wp_is_writable( string $path )

Determine if a directory is writable.

Description Description

This function is used to work around certain ACL issues in PHP primarily affecting Windows Servers.

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Path to check for write-ability.

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Return Return

(bool) Whether the path is writable.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function wp_is_writable( $path ) {
	if ( 'WIN' === strtoupper( substr( PHP_OS, 0, 3 ) ) ) {
		return win_is_writable( $path );
	} else {
		return @is_writable( $path );

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Version Description
3.6.0 Introduced.

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