Conor Schaefer on 27 Feb 2014 12:18:15 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Another wordpress question

Use the latest source: (v3.8.1 at time of writing).

While it's a good idea in general to leverage the repositories as much as possible, web development projects typically patch faster than repo maintainers can keep up with. To make sure you're sufficiently patched, you're going to want the latest codebase.

Plus, spinning up a newer Wordpress install isn't that all that complicated, compared to what'd you need to do for many other packages distributed as a source tarball: simply extract where you want it, then populate your settings files with the db info, etc. Since you already have a working installation, it would save time to back those files up, install fresh, then copy the populated settings files back in.

On Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Eric H. Johnson <> wrote:



I thought I was pretty close on porting wordpress. The developer tells me that I do not have the latest version and need at least version 3.6. I installed the latest from the Ubuntu repository and it is reporting a version number of 3.3.1+dfaq-1.I am using Ubuntu 12.04 since that is the latest LTS release. Are the repositories that far out of date? Is there an easy way to update an install from repositories or do I need to start over with the latest source images?





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