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Opened 21 months ago

Closed 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#43827 closed enhancement (wontfix)

rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config-example.php

Reported by: littlebizzy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
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As per commonly understood English language definitions and French/English etymology:


one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated


a representative part or a single item from a larger whole or group especially when presented for inspection or shown as evidence of quality

Ref: http://www.differencebetween.net/language/words-language/difference-between-example-and-sample/

Change History (4)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
21 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install

#2 @Presskopp
21 months ago

sample = specimen/pattern

So I don't see a huge benefit renaming this after almost 15 years

#3 @danieltj
21 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version trunk deleted

Welcome to Trac @littlebizzy.

As @Presskopp said, the file has been called sample for many years and as it's only intended to serve as a basis to create an actual config file, it serves no other purpose after that so there's no need to change the name to something different. Once it's been used to create a config file, it can be deleted (although you'll need it back to regenerate a new config file of course).

#4 @johnbillion
21 months ago

  • Resolution changed from invalid to wontfix
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