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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#13921 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Include constant for multi site in wp-config-sample

Reported by: sean212 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Multisite Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


We could include a false constant in wp-config-sample.php so that developers can see a way to enable the multi-site.

The use of WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE in WP is checked to see if it is true before we enabling the multi-site.

We could also link them to the codex for working with WP in Multisite mode.

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mu-config-dfl.patch (563 bytes) - added by sean212 10 years ago.
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10 years ago

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#2 @michaelh
10 years ago

I believe the idea is to NOT expose multisite to the average user due to complexity.

The general thinking is that if a developer/installer/administrator can't add a line to wp-config.php then that person probably shouldn't be using the multisite ability.

Suggesting closing this.

#3 @sean212
10 years ago

Yes, that is true.

But why have WP_DEBUG there then? You can have WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE there to show a variable there and it can also provide a codex link that would allow you to see what you can do with it. Some people might not even notice the muti-site ability unless it is pointed out to them.

#4 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Milestone 3.0.1 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Some people might not even notice the muti-site ability unless it is pointed out to them.

For 3.0, that's kind of the idea. As I've said a few times before, MU is not for the faint of heart, and neither is multisite in 3.0. It'll get better in a future release, but for now we're hiding it behind a barrier because the learning curve is far too high for the average user.

We added WP_DEBUG to raise its profile. We don't need to be doing the same for WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE.

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