[wp-hackers] [Gsoc Idea] Tagging/Taking a snapshot of WP installation
ahuja.ankit at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 18:36:34 UTC 2010
I'm applying. I'm trying to think of other possible ideas besides the ones
Yes, this could definitely include enhancing the import/export functionality
as both are interrelated.
On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:55 PM, Justin Shreve <justin.shreve at gmail.com>wrote:
> Sounds pretty interesting.
> One of the ideas on the wiki is improve the backup/import system -
> this could be a part of it.
> Are you applying or just offering some ideas?
> On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Ankit Ahuja <ahuja.ankit at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What this basically means is being able to take a snapshot of a WP
> > installation at any particular time and then being able to revert back to
> > if something bad happens ( say files are deleted or the blog is hacked )
> > The snapshot will include the following files:
> > 1. WP Core Files
> > 2. Current theme's files
> > 3. Installed plugins (only the enabled ones)
> > 4. Maybe a content XML ( the one that is produced as part of the Export
> > process )
> > This will allow the user to tag a particular version of the entire WP
> > installation. And then, if something bad happens, the user can simply
> > to a snapshot. The reason to include all of the core and plugin files is
> > because of the nasty hacks that can introduce code at hard to find
> > Snapshots can also be used when moving blogs to different servers.
> > Additionally, the user could see a diff of the current status of blog v/s
> > the last snapshot version. This diff would be at an abstract level for
> > where entire themes/plugins are changed. It will be useful to keep an eye
> > out for spams/hacks.
> > This is an idea for a GSoC 2010 project. I would love to know what you
> > about it. Thanks!
> > -Ankit
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