Wordpress through Subversion

I have to say, I’m liking Wordpress’s install-with-subversion documentation. This will make it a lot easier to upgrade… (update, 11.05: well, theoretically…) (update, 11.12: you have to remember to upgrade the database once you’ve installed) In short, making your Wordpress installation be a Subversion checkout seems like a great idea to me. It works easily (the WP people have instructions on how to convert your existing WP installation into a checkout of Subversion), they’re careful about tagging each new release (so you can upgrade just when releases happen; you don’t have to track the unstable bleeding-edge of Wordpress), and when a new release happens, upgrading is as easy as svn switch http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/tags/NEW_VERSION/ followed by visiting http://server/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php, and upgrades don’t come much easier than that, if you’re a techie like me. Good work, Wordpress team.

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