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  • Hello —
    I’m looking for suggestions for tracking WP (and theme) file changes that I make so I don’t lose changes with upgrades. I use SVN where host supports it, but on other sites I manage, I’ve been tracking the changed files manually, just keeping a list of changed files in my dashboard notes. Of course, this means I have to update them all manually with WP version changes, which are happening more frequently now. Any ideas would be most welcomed! Thank you!

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  • Git? It’s integrated so heavily into my workflow that I can’t imagine being without it these days. Even better combined with wp-cli. Better still when you deploy sites with something like Mina.

    Hmmmm… interesting idea! I’ve not used wp-cli or Mina before, but I can look into it. Do you also run MAMP locally, then? This workflow be a bit more complex than I am hoping for, though I can see how migrating all of my sites to something like this could be beneficial — it will require some learning and migration time investment on my part.

    I use Linux on the Desktop so I run a full LEMP stack underneath it all. Each WordPress site I build or manage is installed locally and managed with wp-cli, version controlled with git and deployed remotely with mina which itself has a full roll-back feature.

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