I tried to add this to the end of my wp-config.php
define('WP_CONTENT_DIR', $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/somedir'); define('WP_CONTENT_URL', 'http://example.com/somedir');
however, echo immediately after that shows the old values (with wp-content value). I tried echo because in wp admin I couldn’t see the theme from new location, of course.
I have installed wp in example.com/wp subdirectory and site itself is example.com – I copied over .htaccess and index.php over to the root and everything is working fine, I just need to move wp-content into another folder over at root also with a different name.
Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.
You have probably added the definitions too late. If in fact you added that “to the end” of
wp-config.php then you added it after these lines:
/** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */ require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');
Make your edits earlier, before:
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */