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Keeping your site healthy from the command line

a colorful guide to wordpress administration

Step1) Backup your files and your database before upgrading!

P="/var/www"
S="yoursite.com"
D=$(date +'%Y%m%d%H%M%S')

cd ${P}/${S}
wp db export /tmp/${S}-${D}.sql

cd ${P}
tar --exclude=${S}/wp-content/uploads -zcf /tmp/${S}-${D}.tgz ${S}

Step 2)
WordPress CORE updates

Probe for updates

wp core check-update

Perform Update

wp core update 

Step 3)
WordPress CORE database

Check for database updates

wp core update-db --dry-run

Perform DB update

wp core update-db

Step 4)
Update Plugins

Check for updates

wp plugin update --all --dry-run

Perform the upgrade

wp plugin update --all

By Nimpen J. Nordström

System Developer and Network Security Enthusiast