[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5581: Maybe throw a notice if signups table creation failed

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Wed Apr 30 09:31:15 UTC 2014

#5581: Maybe throw a notice if signups table creation failed
 Reporter:  imath                  |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  2.0.1
Component:  Administration         |     Version:  2.0
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch 2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by DJPaul):

 Do `bp_core_add_admin_notice()` messages persist beyond the next page

 If all thinks it's a good improvement to add this kind of alert notice for
 problems upgrading the signups table, I don't hugely mind, but I'd suggest
 putting the documentation/solution for the problem on the codex, and
 having the alert be more generic.

 e.g. "BuddyPress found a problem when trying to manage user registration.
 [Find a solution here]."

 User messages talking about database tables and MySQL and user permissions
 are complex (what's a table? why does this thing need to create one?), and
 if you don't know what this context is, I don't think our helpful message
 would be helpful. We need to be accommodating of the many users who
 install WP on a one-click shared hosting package, and install BuddyPress
 through wp-admin, and never touch wp-config.php or know anything about

 Moving the explanation to the codex allows us more space to explain what
 happened, why it's a problem, and the steps that the user can take ("you
 can ask your site administrator or web host to run this SQL script on your
 database", etc), and point any users to the support forums if they still
 have problems.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5581#comment:9>
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