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To those who use nightlies (10 posts)

  1. cou
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi all

    I'm curious to hear from those of you who use nightlies. I read a post yesterday of a WordPress user who updates his nightly every nightly (updates his nightly nightly :))

    I'm still "stuck" on 1.2, because I dread having to upgrade. I've made quite a few changes (nothing too drastic...but still), so my question is: those of you who update your nightly regularly, do you have a plain-vanilla WP setup? If not, what's your secret in making sure a) the nightly works and b) your personal mods/changes/hacks stay in place?

    Cheers!

    Will

  2. gpshewan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm still "stuck" on 1.2, because I dread having to upgrade

    Don't upgrade. Nightlies are meant for people to test and shouldn't really be run on a live site. You should only do that if you are comfortable and know what you're doing.

    The simple answer to all your questions is - I know what I'm doing ;)

  3. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is no secret to keeping your personal mods/changes/hacks in place, because none of them are guaranteed to work with a change in nightly installs. It's a crapshoot, but as 1.5 matures, this issue will become a lesser concern.

    Also, there is a mechanism built in to WP 1.5 that will convert your existing theme into a template, which is a tremendous function developed by the hard-working WP coders.

  4. "Also, there is a mechanism built in to WP 1.5 that will convert your existing theme into a template, which is a tremendous function developed by the hard-working WP coders."

    ::tremendous sigh of relief:: That was literally the only thing I was worried about. Thanks!

  5. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where is that found in WP 1.5?

  6. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    gnukerman, It should (BACKUP!) happen automatically when you go from 1.2 to 1.5.

    Well, at least that's my understanding :)

  7. tcloer
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been using the nightlies since early January (all of them) and there were only minor glitches. It's fun to follow the progress via the CVS...

  8. Jack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Cou, I 'upgraded' only because I wanted to use the RumGallery plugin which only works in the upcoming version of WordPress. Otherwise I would have waited I think. I installed a duplicate version of my site with its own database so that I could safely mess around with the nightlies and whatever plugin or hack I wanted to try out.
    So if you don't have an urgent need to use some new features, just wait a little. I have the feeling version 1.5 won't take so long to be released.

  9. cou
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for everyone's responses. I've download 1.5 (love the new admin interface) and will tread carefully as I test it out on a seperate site. WP is just the best :)

  10. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    mdawaffe. The reason I asked is it didn't work for one my themes. I can't even remember the name of the theme as it wasn't my default, only one for prospective clients to view as a choice.

    I've since replaced it with GreenTrack from wpthemes.info. I can wait until the final release for new, modified and improved themes. My last update is 2005-02-07-18:30.

    Thanks

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