use port to install WordPress, then use WP's updater?
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Sun Oct 3 01:33:35 PDT 2010
At 5:19 PM -0700 10/2/10, Michael Brian Bentley wrote:
>The current MacPorts install for WordPress is for v2.8.4. v3 of
>WordPress was made available in mid-June, and currently they're at
>I am wondering:
>Can I use the MacPorts install for WordPress v2.8.4, and then use
>their automatic updater to bring the installation up to the current
WordPress is so simple to install I'm surprised there's even a port
for it. If you haven't installed yet, just use the WP installer - it
literally takes about 5 minutes. Just set up your db, enter your db
login details into the config file, and go to the url for the site.
Upgrades are pretty simple too in most cases. Make a backup of both
the files and the database (there's a plugin which automates getting
a sql dump) then download the 3.0.1 files and replace the existing
ones (except the config file and the wp-content folder, both of which
contain specifics of your site). Log in to the admin and it should
update the database.
If for some reason anything breaks, restore the original files and
database... The only reason you're likely to have any problem
updating is if one of the plugins or the theme you're using isn't up
You should definitely update. A number of security fixes have been
put in place since 2.8.4.
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