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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 weeks ago

#24081 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Simplifying the 5 minute setup

Reported by: ryansatterfield Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
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 2 years 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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@ryansatterfield2 years 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: @SergeyBiryukov2 years 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 2 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @ryansatterfield2 years 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.

comment:3 @chriscct72 weeks ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This belongs in the documentation, and it's pretty well documented now (I imagine it wasn't as well documented when this was first proposed). Closing as wontfix

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