I finally converted several of my blogs to use the WordPress Subversion Checkout. This means any future upgrades are directly taken from the WordPress Repository using the Subversion checkout command. Future upgrades are going to be fast, easy and convenient. No more downloading and FTPing of files. It takes just a simple command to upgrade WordPress to the latest version. I’m upgrading to WordPress version 2.3.1 here as an example.
cd blog svn sw http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.1
I can also upgrade to the latest “bleeding edge” development version by getting the source directly from the trunk, but I’m not that adventurous. I rather run a stable version from a standard WordPress release.
Installing a new WordPress blog using Subversion:
mkdir blog cd blog svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/2.3.1 .
Don’t forget the dot in the end. You don’t want a folder named ‘tags/2.3.1’ installed on your blog directory.
Updating the blog from the repository:
$ cd blog $ svn up