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Opened 3 weeks ago

Closed 3 weeks ago

#60848 closed enhancement (duplicate)

An index.htm file in every folder

Reported by: website-rob's profile Website Rob Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.5
Component: Bootstrap/Load Keywords:
Focuses: coding-standards Cc:



Having gone through a lot of WordPress sites, on my own sites and for clients, I came across so many errors in the Apache error log for one main reason; quite a lot of WordPress default directories do not have an index file. It really slows down troubleshooting and creates a lot of needless entries in the error log(s).

There are many benefits for every directory to have an index file and is something that only needs to be done once, if done at the core level and automatically carried on in each new release.

Please consider this as a request to insert an index file of some kind into every default WordPress directory. It can even be blank and call it what you will although .htm .html would seem to be favourable as most servers can display those formats. Maybe have more than one format to be on the safe side.

Thank you for your consideration.


Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 weeks ago

  • Component changed from Taxonomy to Bootstrap/Load
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there, welcome back to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for the ticket, we're already tracking this enhancement in #18546.

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