Posts Tagged upgrade

WordPress & WordPress MU mass upgrade script 3.0

Posted by on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010

Sorry for the slower than usual update this time. I was rather busy/sidetracked and left it for a day or two before doing it. Since it wasn’t a exploit fix release i figured it wasn’t a major.

Anyway, here goes the new wordpress mass upgrade script. I no longer have a wordpress MU available to test on, it should technically work, but let me know if there are any problems at all with it.

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress install and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It pays to check each site after the upgrade to make sure plugins all worked (and upgrade plugins before the upgrade works also!). This version has a database change so i have forced the $sitename/upgrade.php call with a wget to save you some time. This occasionally fails, for no reason i can find, so it pays to check this.

Let me know if you have any bugs at all, or any problems.

Here’s your script to upgrade them all.


Next time I may endeavour to see if i can script putting sites into maintaince mode, disable plugins, upgrade etc 🙂

wordpress & wordpress MU mass upgrade script 2.9.2

Posted by on Sunday, 21 March, 2010

Okay, I have rolled the usual ‘upgrade all instances of wordpress’ script.

In this version i finally got around to checking the permissions prior to updating and changing the ownership of them back to that owner afterwards. This was breaking things and could be rather annoying before if you had more than 5  sites to fix permissions on.

Also, I did a database check to make sure your schema is the latest version, if not it will display the upgrade.php link which will do it for you (before it just showed that regardless)

Let me know if you have any bugs at all, or any problems.

Here’s your script to upgrade them all.

wget ; sh

Because the wordpress mu previous version has one less number (it shows up as 2.8.5 rather than ) you may notice that it says
You have version 2.8.5’; located at /path/etc

Just ignore it, its not going to matter. so long as the version isn’t current. it needs to be upgraded :)

WordPress Update Script – 2.8.6 and WordPress MU

Posted by on Monday, 16 November, 2009

New WordPress came out last Friday, Sorry about the delay updating the script.

This script will update all instances of wordpress that are not the most current. Run it as root, it will make backups in /root/wp_upgrades of both databases and files in case things go wrong.

It will determine if its a WordPress or WordPress Multi User and apply the correct fix.


You may need to change the ownership of the wordpress files after install, I will fix this bug and write it into the script in the next couple of versions.

If you have any bugs or problems with it, please let me know.