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  • My personal workflow is to delete all of the files except the contents of wp-content and wp-config.php and upload all the files with each nightly I use.

    Others create DIFFs and then patch only those files that have changed, which seems to be much more efficient. I, however, have yet to master the DIFF/Patch routine so use the much more clumsy (but equally effective) method of deletion and uploading.

    I keep track of which files change in each nightly at, so all I need to do is upload the files that have changed. Sometimes the only changed file is /wp-includes/version.php and only takes about 2 seconds to “upgrade” 😉

    I have a editor that compares two documents so that would probably be a good method as I could see the changes implemented

    Ryan Boren


    WordPress Dev

    Use rsync. It does all of the work for you.

    yep. I follow the logsheet of changes.

    I update via cvs, but if you arent a developer yourself you shouldnt do this, it happens a update can be broken…

    I was about to ask this question on how to go about upgrading the nightlies every day. For someone that doesn’t know rsync, would the method Rust uses be the simplest way?

    Ryan: Why does it say you’re a member?

    – Bryan

    “Ryan: Why does it say you’re a member?”

    Me and Podz stole and then hid the key to the executive washroom.

    LOL @ Craig!!!

    Ryan Boren


    WordPress Dev

    Do you know where your jerky is? 😉

    < checks in a panic >

    Whew! Yep, it’s right where it belongs! 😀
    Ryan, you should talk to Matt about the Executive Washroom key! 😛

    So…for someone that doesn’t know rsync, would the method Rust uses be the simplest way? 😉

    Sorry, I had to bump – nobody answered my question. 😛

    Thanks guys!

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I delete everything in wp-admin and upload new
    ditto for wp-includes
    and I delete and then upload new all the files needed in root

    takes all of about 7 moments.

    I never upload images / content, though I do check them every so often for any changes. I also have way more backups copied in various places – I’m forgetful, not careful 🙂

    Remember do as I say, not as I do !

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but my way works fine for me 🙂 I use a program called WinMerge to find out what files have changed, then I post them on my page on the codex, along with any notes (like occasionally running “upgrade.php” to update the database structure, or logging out and in to update the cookies used, obvious bugs or problems with that particular build, etc.).

    In other words, use it if you like, there’s no worries about re-uploading all of the files every night (unless you’ve done some custom modifications to the WP sources like I have) – pick a method that works for you 🙂

    Awesome, thanks guys. 🙂

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