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Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#24081 new enhancement

Simplifying the 5 minute setup

Reported by: ryansatterfield Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

I decided to simplify the five minute setup. I teach a beginners class for WordPress, since it was badly needed and people usually get really confused when it asks for a database name and username. Please add onto my quickly written tutorial.php and let me know if you would be interested in putting it as a link in the five minute setup.

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tutorial.php (2.6 KB) - added by ryansatterfield 12 months ago.
A tutorial to the five minute setup. It currently only covers Cpanel options. I didn't feel like putting in the MYSQL code.

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Change History (3)

ryansatterfield12 months ago

A tutorial to the five minute setup. It currently only covers Cpanel options. I didn't feel like putting in the MYSQL code.

comment:1 follow-up: SergeyBiryukov12 months ago

  • Severity changed from trivial to normal

This looks like something that belongs in Codex, where the instructions can be clarified and extended independently from core releases. They can also contain screenshots and be much more detailed than any static file.

On initial "There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file" screen, there's a help link:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php.

At the beginning of that page, there's a link to the instructions for phpMyAdmin and cPanel:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Step_2:_Create_the_Database_and_a_User

That page links to even more detailed instructions for using cPanel and accessing phpMyAdmin on various servers:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_cPanel
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups#Accessing_phpMyAdmin

We could probably add some of the above links to all the relevant installation screens.

Last edited 12 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ryansatterfield12 months ago

  • Cc r@… added

I agree that the codex would be better. I would be more than happy to contribute to the tutorial page.

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

This looks like something that belongs in Codex, where the instructions can be clarified and extended independently from core releases. They can also contain screenshots and be much more detailed than any static file.

On initial "There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file" screen, there's a help link:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php.

At the beginning of that page, there's a link to the instructions for phpMyAdmin and cPanel:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Step_2:_Create_the_Database_and_a_User

That page links to even more detailed instructions for using cPanel and accessing phpMyAdmin on various servers:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_cPanel
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Backups#Accessing_phpMyAdmin

We could probably add some of the above links to all the relevant installation screens.

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