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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#11659 closed enhancement (fixed)

localhost is not 99% of the cases

Reported by: Marie-Aude Owned by:
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 2.9
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

The mention in the install process and in the codex
"There is a 99% chance you will NOT have to change it. If you are unsure, try installing with the default value of 'localhost' and see if it works. If the install fails, contact your web hosting provider." is wrong as more and more hosts use different configurations.
For non expert people, it is misleading, when it was supposed to help.
I suggest replacing by
"In many cases you will NOT have to change it, but refer to the information given by your provider. If you are unsure, try installing with the default value of 'localhost' and see if it works. If the install fails, contact your web hosting provider."

Attachments (1)

setup-config.patch (595 bytes) - added by mrmist 4 years ago.
setup config patch for language

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Change History (8)

mrmist4 years ago

setup config patch for language

comment:1 mrmist4 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; localhost removed
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 2.9.1

Must have been missed when config-sample was updated.

comment:2 dd324 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9.1 to 3.0

IMO, This enhancement shouldnt be destined for a maintainence release.

comment:3 mrmist4 years ago

Quite right, I was thinking it was a bug fix, but clearly not.

comment:4 mrmist4 years ago

  • Priority changed from low to normal

comment:5 miqrogroove4 years ago

wp-config.php is missing? Otherwise I'm all for it.

comment:6 markjaquith4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [13163]) More and more, hosts are not using localhost for the MySQL connection. Reword the config setup text. props mrmist. fixes #11659

comment:7 miqrogroove4 years ago

aah. See also [8817]

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