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  • I’m installing WP and already I’m adjusting all kind of files. Sometimes just changing english tekst for dutch or replacing pieces of code within templates, or adding classnames where necessary etc.
    But what happens when I have to reinstall or upgrade? All the files would be overwritten and I’d loose all small and bigger changes I made?
    At this moment I’m keeping copies of all the files I changed in a seperate folder named “changed files” so I could copy them back in the future. Or adding comments at the top of the page of the changes.
    Is there a better way of doing this to save and keep track of all the changes I made? How do you readers and ‘wordpressers’ deal with this?
    One addittional question about my-hacks.php: I changed the dropdown_cat() within the category template. Could I also have put the new adjusted function within the my-hacks file and does this overwrite the function in the original template? Or would it be better to leave the original file unchanged and give a new name to the changed function and use that in my index.php?

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  • Mark (podz)

    (@podz)

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    I just have a list, and when I upgrade, I work through it.
    You get quicker at it 🙂
    I never upload the css that comes with a version – I just look through the latest sheet and upload the specific differences to established code.

    And what about the second question? Do functions put in the my-hacks file overwrite other functions with the same name in other php-files? Because then I could put a lot of modified functions together in that file.

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