Support » Requests and Feedback » [bug] installation fails with magic_quotes_runtime = On

  • Gertjan


    WordPress’s installation fails when the PHP-option magic_quotes_runtime is enabled.
    When a user enters his or her database settings, the entire wp-config-sample.php is read. This file is then searched for certain strings, which will then be replaced with the strings the user supplied. However, wp-config-sample.php contains quotes, which are automatically quoted because magic_quotes_runtime is enabled.
    To add more confusion: the installation doesn’t even complain! Before these replacements are made, the databaseconnection is tested using the user-supplied strings. These of course are correct, but strings in wp-config.php are not!

    * wp-admin/setup-config.php should check for magic_quotes_runtim
    * wp-admin/setup-config.php should use the variables from wp-config.php to test the connection (after they have been replaced)
    * wp-admin/setup-config.php should use a better way to create this config, this is really ugly!

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  • To be honest, no one will notice any bug reports here. You should submit them to

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