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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#11042 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Upon Directory location failure with FTP, Ask for the path to wordpress

Reported by: dd32 Owned by: dd32
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.1
Component: Filesystem API Keywords: needs-patch 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Currently, If after connecting to the FTP server, WordPress cannot locate a Directory it needs, It'll simply error out, Requiring the user to define a few constants.

Instead, If the directories cannot be located, a message should be shown requesting the path of the directory. This should be shown along side the login credentials for future access attempts.

Fool-proofing will be required to prevent users entering the incorrect path, For example, Writing a file to the directory needed, and checking from within PHP that the file exists with the correct content.

Change History (3)

comment:1 @dd325 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to Future Release

Moving to future release pending patch & 2nd-opinion

still not 100% sure on fool proofing it..

comment:2 @chrisale5 years ago

  • Version changed from 2.9 to 3.1

I would just like to bump this up the list. I'm configuring a new web server for a large group of folks and the only way this feature of wordpress will work for us is if we can have the users specify where wordpress lives.

comment:3 @dd323 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Lacking of traction, and we would be better off enhancing WordPress to handle all cases (as we have improved in the last 2 years).

In the event that someone writes a patch which has a good UX flow to it, please re-open for a re-consideration, however, due to the direction that upgrades are likely to head in the future, I can't see it being a consistent experience.

There are constants available at present for those affected by any detection bugs.

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