WordPress patches

The upgrading mechanism in recent WordPress version downloads an incremental upgrade zip file. I couldn’t find anything online to get the urls, so I dug into the code and I’m posting here.

The upgrade from 3.3.0 to 3.3.1 was in the file wordpress-3.3.1-partial-0.zip. I’ll try to remember to update this post as future versions come out. I’m not sure of the exact file format. I think it’s -partial-0/1/2 to mark how many minor versions back the upgrade goes.

Personally, I use these files for minor upgrades because it’s faster, but I use the full download file for a full version upgrade.

Update for 3.3.2: It seems that wordpress-3.3.2-partial-0.zip contains the changes from 3.3 to 3.3.2 and wordpress-3.3.2-partial-1.zip contains the changes from 3.3.1 to 3.3.2.

2 thoughts on “WordPress patches”

  1. πŸ™‚ A couple of things:

    1. You’ll “try” ?! Surely to a man of your calibre it’s trivial to write a script to do that for you πŸ˜‰
    2. Since when was a full WP upgrade more than a few seconds anyway? Is there something I don’t know?

    1. Write a script to edit a blog post. Interesting, hadn’t thought about it…

      A full upgrade isn’t all that big, but only copying a few files seems like a far more elegant solution. Admittedly, I don’t remember ever waiting for an upgrade to copy, so maybe it’s all the same. My bigger concern is cleaning up old files that have been removed from WordPress. I don’t have a mechanism to do that. Any ideas?

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