Site Restoration

#33693 Restoring WP Site - disallow - within prefix.

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When restoring a Wordpress site if you include - within the prefix the site restores but wordpress dies with a cannot contain - and special characters within the prefix.


- should be disallowed on WP restores within the prefix.

Akeeba Staff

Our documentation already tells you that you should only use lowercase letters, numbers and underscores and keep it short.

Beyond that I don't think it makes sense for us to add restrictions. If WordPress switches to properly MySQL-escaping the table and field names the dash will be a valid character as will be most special characters. Joomla has been doing that since it was called Mambo back in 2001.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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