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Automating Web site and WordPress upgrades with Subversion

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Hello, and welcome back to another installment of my journey through Web consolidation! Today, I’ll show you how I automated my Web sites’ WordPress upgrades using assorted and powerful Linux software. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive look at the release process of one of my software products.

Ideally, I’d like upgrades and enhancements to:

  • be a 10-second process I can run on my Web server: saving a day, even if it’s just to squander it in drinks and clubbing with my buddies, is worthwhile. Less time spent in operations, more time for creativity and long-term progress.

  • take advantage of my already-existing Subversion repositories: that way, I can make quick fixes on my Web server, and have the changes transparently imported into my development computer, and the other way around. Turbocharged customers also benefit from this, because I run a bleeding edge Turbocharged copy on each of my sites.
  • be error-proof: if something fails, I want to know why it failed. If a file changes, I’d like to know when, in what way and why. I simply can’t take any downtime.

Can this be done? The answer is yes. I know it because I just invested six hours to make it happen.

And you can do it too. Be forewarned: this guide requires learning about new software.

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