[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #54610: Update wording in regards to MySQL database

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Sat Dec 11 10:46:22 UTC 2021

#54610: Update wording in regards to MySQL database
 Reporter:  Ov3rfly       |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General       |    Version:
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  docs          |
 Since a while WordPress is also able to work with MariaDB.

 People now use MariaDB for new sites or change their existing sites to
 MariaDB for various reasons.

 Currently `wp-config-sample.php` and also the instructions how to use it,
 contain many references to MySQL like `MySQL database username`, `MySQL
 hostname`, `Example MySQL username` etc.

 This leads to confusion, e.g. if MariaDB settings would be entered
 elsewhere or similar.

 All references to MySQL should be adjusted to a more general wording or
 have added MariaDB in some general descriptions like `MySQL settings - You
 can get this info from your web host`.


Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/54610>
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