[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5560: Integrate Automatic Upgrade

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Tue Feb 5 13:09:35 GMT 2008

#5560: Integrate Automatic Upgrade
 Reporter:  keithdsouza  |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  reopened 
 Priority:  normal       |    Milestone:  2.6      
Component:  General      |      Version:           
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:               |  
Changes (by lelion):

  * version:  2.5 =>


 The idea of an automatic upgrade option in WordPress looks very promising!

 Currently, I make my WordPress upgrades using a 'mixed' system of my own -
 I make a backup of all my current WordPress files using SSH (the 'cp -rf'
 command, simply copy all files in a folder *outside* of the web-accessible
 part of the site), also a backup of the database using the excellent
 [http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup/ wp-db-backup plugin], then I
 download the latest WordPress version (wget, tar), delete '/wp-content/'
 in it (so I don't over-write by mistake any custom theme of mine or any
 plugins), after that I simply delete all current WP files and folders,
 *except* /wp-content/, wp-config.php, .htaccess, then I copy the new files
 and folders to my current WP install dir, open upgrade.php in my browser,
 all done:)

 Doesn't take more than a couple of minutes, and I also have complete
 control and understanding of what's happening at the moment of the

 In case something goes wrong, I can restore my previous WP install in just
 a second, using my backups: copy of the WP files & folders and MySQL
 database snapshot, made right before the upgrade...

 Would be great, if the Automatic Upgrade option, which is planned for WP
 2.6+, will work in a similar, transparent and user-friendly way... or at
 least, for the power user it'll work this way... :-)


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