Scott B Scott B - 7 months ago 21
PHP Question

Create a folder if it doesn't already exist

I've run into a few cases with WordPress installs with Bluehost where I've encountered errors with my WordPress theme because the uploads folder

wp-content/uploads
was not present.

Apparently the Bluehost cPanel WP installer does not create this folder, though HostGator does.

So I need to add code to my theme that checks for the folder and creates it otherwise.

Answer

Try this:

if (!file_exists('path/to/directory')) {
    mkdir('path/to/directory', 0777, true);
}

Note that 0777 is already the default mode for directories and may still be modified by the current umask.

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