I was wondering whether there is a smart way to update (more or less heavily) customized versions of WordPress.
That is, e. g. I have numerous plugins. Those aren't the problem. However, some things that changed include modifications to sidebar.php and so on.
I have not tracked all those changes as there are quite a lot.
Obviously it would be wise to update to more secure versions once they are released. However, so far the best way of updating I've come up with is editing manually - which to be frank would probably take longer than waiting for the ubernext version. ;-)
So, any and all ideas are welcome - especially if you've got experience with that kind of situation and could share your mode of updating modified/customized setups of WordPress.
Thanks in advance!