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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 months ago

#16509 closed feature request (maybelater)

Offer remote install-script as installer option

Reported by: youngmicroserf Owned by:
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Component: General Keywords: installer remote script
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I've just tried this script


and I wondered if it weren't a useful addition to have an officially supported remote install script for WP. So people could download the script instead of the entire package, upload it to their servers and let them do the heavy lifting. This would be particularly useful for people who regularly set up WP for clients.

Having a wp.org supported script would be great for people who are weary of using third party code.

Attachments (3)

instantinstall.php (417 bytes) - added by Denis-de-Bernardy 3 years ago.
Scary script... part 1
installer.php (11.2 KB) - added by Denis-de-Bernardy 3 years ago.
Scary script, part2
wp-install.php (14.3 KB) - added by kurtpayne 3 years ago.

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Change History (7)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 dd323 years ago

Replying to nacin:

There's also http://wpquickinstall.com/

And before someone complains it's out of date, It's on the makeover list right now.

Denis-de-Bernardy3 years ago

Scary script... part 1

Denis-de-Bernardy3 years ago

Scary script, part2

kurtpayne3 years ago

comment:3 kurtpayne3 years ago

  • Cc kpayne@… added

I think this is a good idea. I've seen several versions of this concept, with tinywp being the only one that was just a download bootstrapper. In my opinion, it was too bare bones. Also, I didn't see it submitted as a patch ;-).

Unlinke other third party tools (hat tip to wpquickinstall), the version I submitted, wp-install.php, is not an installer replacement. It's a download bootstrapper, with as much compatibility as I could cram in.

It will use curl, fopen, and fsockopen to connect to wordpress.org, it has support for ziparchive as well as pclzip (hosted on my test site currently, but should be hosted on wp.org), is styled with the WP style, works on the command line as well as in the browser, and will perform a safety-check before overwriting any files.


comment:4 nacin3 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Very little traction. Hosting companies mostly handle this these days. Beyond that, svn, git, and wp-cli handle it for developers. How often does a user actually download a zip and upload it? Much less often now than five years ago.

Kurt, if you still think your nifty script is relevant in 2014, feel free to reopen.

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