WordPress 2.2.2 was released this morning (upgrade, really, do), and for the first time since I moved to my new server (about which I will post more soon), I had the fun of updating all my WordPress blogs. Normally, updating WordPress wasn’t any fun, as it meant copying all sorts of files all over the place, and doing that not once or twice, but for every WordPress I have running for me and my clients (14 at the moment…).
This time was different though… When I moved all the sites to my new server, I installed all the WordPress files from Subversion each time. You can read how to do that here, but basically it’s one line, this one is for WordPress 2.2.1:
svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.2.1 .
Now that’s pretty easy, and because you did this from Subversion, you can now switch to WordPress 2.2.2 with just this ONE line:
svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.2.2
Of course this is only possible for those of us who have command line access to our servers, but it is very easy compared to the normal upgrade process… Now you can also switch your normal install to a subversion install very easily, in fact, this upgrade might be the perfect time to do it! There’s a full explanation of what to do here. Good luck!
Update: don’t forget to switch off ALL plugins and switch them on again one by one, saves you loads of trouble!