We have an old script in the bin folder that bootstraps Civi like so:
require_once '[whatever]/wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/civicrm.config.php'; require_once 'CRM/Core/Config.php';
But as of 4.7 this no longer works. We get:
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'Failed to locate civicrm.settings.php. Please boot with settingsFile, search, or CIVICRM_SETTINGS; or normalize your directory structure.' in /var/www/vhosts/humanism.org.uk/wp-content/plugins/civicrm/civicrm/civicrm.config.php:125
I've tried hardcoding the link as recommended here. This gets me a step further, but it then can't find the CMS root folder. And I'm not sure where to set that. I've also tried creating a settings_location.php file to no avail.
I've tried to modernise it by using cv as per the wiki, but I get the same problem:
Failed to locate civicrm.settings.php. By default, this tool searches the parent directories for a standard CMS (Drupal, WordPress, etal) and standard civicrm.settings.php. Symlinks and multisite configurations may interfere. To customize, set variable CIVICRM_SETTINGS to point to the preferred civicrm.settings.php
Civi runs fine otherwise - it's just external scripts that aren't happy.
Any ideas? We're on WordPress, with a standard folder structure: Civi sits in /wp-content/plugins/civicrm.