Keeping track of hacks! (3 posts)

  1. paQman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if any of you have any tips on keeping track of all the hacks and changes I have made in my blog. I know the plugins are easy, but I have customized my theme to the hilt, with little code changes here and there, and realized, if I ever switched themes, or had to reinstall, I wouldn't remember all the changes I've made.

    Any suggestions as to an organized way to remember all that?

  2. VoodooLogic
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hmmm. I do a couple of things for this. First, I always place comments around any changes I make to core files with a standard text string, so I can search across my files for any changes I've made.

    I also use subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org/) to keep track of changes made, so I can drop back to a previous version if / when required.

    And if I'm performing an upgrade, I tend to install the new version in a different directory, and compare the directory trees of my working version against the new version with WinMerge (http://winmerge.org/).

  3. paQman
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey, those are great ideas, I'll have to look into them.

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