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Opened 20 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#56878 new defect (bug)

Remove Desktopserver references from the docs

Reported by: mayankgupta's profile mayankgupta Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: docs Cc:

Description (last modified by sabernhardt)

DesktopServer has shut down and isn't available anymore.

URL of the Pages with the Issue

Section of Page with the issue

Why is this a problem?

DesktopServer has already announced that they're shutting down.

Suggested Fix

Replace it with Open-source tool, DDEV. (#56879)

Change History (4)

#1 @mayankgupta
20 months ago

  • Summary changed from Remove Desktopserver from references to Remove Desktopserver references from the docs

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by monksbistro. View the logs.


20 months ago

#3 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Keywords changes-requested removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

Thanks for the report!

For a status update:

  1. DesktopServer was already removed from the content of Installing a Local Server years ago.
  2. I made a few small edits today:
    • Removed from list on with Code:
      "We have tutorials on the following methods: VVV, DesktopServer, MAMP, WampServer, XAMPP."
    • Removed from list on Getting Started:
      "Popular alternatives include DesktopServer, MAMP, WampServer, XAMPP, and others."
    • Edited sentence for Installing WampServer:
      "such as another local server (XAMPP, DesktopServer, etc.), WebDAV, or Skype." is changed to
      "such as XAMPP or another local server, WebDAV, or Skype."
  3. I do not feel comfortable removing the "Installing DesktopServer" page by myself. Also, could a redirect to the main "Installing a Local Server" page be appropriate, or should it simply give the 404 error?
  4. Both Installing from a Zip File and Installing via SVN still contain special notes that begin "Note: If you are using DesktopServer as your local server..." Those notes link to the Installing DesktopServer page, so the notes could remain until the page is gone.
  5. For additional options, I found a draft for Installing Docker. (I think I saw that handbook page published at some point, but it is currently a draft.)

(The Documentation Issue Tracker had two reports about the DesktopServer page: 400 and 522)

#4 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

  • Description modified (diff)
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