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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#16509 closed feature request (maybelater)

Offer remote install-script as installer option

Reported by: youngmicroserf's profile 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 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 13 years ago.
Scary script... part 1
installer.php (11.2 KB) - added by Denis-de-Bernardy 13 years ago.
Scary script, part2
wp-install.php (14.3 KB) - added by kurtpayne 13 years ago.

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Change History (7)

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @dd32
13 years ago

Replying to nacin:

There's also

And before someone complains it's out of date, It's on the makeover list right now.

13 years ago

Scary script... part 1

13 years ago

Scary script, part2

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#3 @kurtpayne
13 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, it has support for ziparchive as well as pclzip (hosted on my test site currently, but should be hosted on, 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.


#4 @nacin
10 years 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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