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install instructions request (6 posts)

  1. andrea_r
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Could you mention on the main install screen, where you have to pick between subdomains and subdirectories, that the wildcard DNS has to be set up first?

    Woudl cut down on a lot of posts here.

    (Sure, it's in the readme, but it's obvious it's not getting read.)

  2. nexia
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ... and people tend to "not know" about wildcards or even if their host activate them...

    would be good to have a list of host that does not... like HostGator, where i'm hosted... i would have to pay for a reseller package to do so

  3. corourke
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You might want to add some of this here:

  4. conpeo
    Posted 10 years ago #


    Instruction for new user may mention some point about DNS wildcard and differentiate config of WP & WPMU.

  5. andrea_r
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I will add it to the wiki, but new installers don't necessarily know to go read there first.

    And the readme does mention about setting up Apache for wildcard DNS. But that's exactly my point: people are not reading it. They are dumping the files on the server, running the install, then coming over here to post soemthing along the lines of "why won't it work?"

  6. lunabyte
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Maybe it should be printed on the main download page:

    Note: Please read the readme file included in the package. This does not install like a standalone WordPress site.

    Or something like that.

    Then, they can't say they didn't know because it's right in front of their face when they download it?

    I dunno. No matter what you do, or so it seems, you aren't going to weed them all out and get them to rtfm.

    We had the same problem on my last project. The readme file was very good, and most read it. Problem is, they'd skim through it, and not follow it to a T. Then wonder why their site didn't work. It wasn't difficult to accomplish and install, but it was more than click-type-click.

    MU, at least at this point, just isn't for a less knowledgeable user that has trouble with html and css, let alone php. But then again, it's not really geared towards them like it's big brother either. At least that's the way I see it.

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