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To those who use nightlies (10 posts)

  1. cou
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years ago #

    Where is that found in WP 1.5?

  6. Michael Adams (mdawaffe)
    Member
    Posted 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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