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WordPress mass update script 3.04 – Urgent

From the guys at wordpress We’ve fixed a pretty critical vulnerability in WordPress’ core HTML sanitation library, and because this library is used lots of places it’s important that everyone update as soon as possible. I realize an update during the holidays is no fun, but this one is worth putting down the eggnog for.… Continue reading WordPress mass update script 3.04 – Urgent

Updating old installs – Plesk – and other nasty issues

When choosing a VPS often people go with the distro that suits them best, usually one they find easy to manage. Whilst this is fine, you also need to remember that at some stage in the future you will need to reinstall or upgrade. Debian/Ubuntu based distros seem to scale and upgrade versions fine with… Continue reading Updating old installs – Plesk – and other nasty issues

WordPress Mass Upgrade Script 3.0.1

This script will search /var/www (changeable in a variable) for any wordpress installs and make sure its upgraded to the latest version. It will run a backup to /root/wp_upgrade/ of all files and database before doing anything with the site in case of major catastrophe. It pays to check each site after the upgrade to… Continue reading WordPress Mass Upgrade Script 3.0.1

WordPress & WordPress MU mass upgrade script 3.0

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… Continue reading WordPress & WordPress MU mass upgrade script 3.0

Ubuntu Upgrade to 10.04 on your VPS? Read this first!

Update: Carl has posted some 10.04 upgrade instructions in our howtos section. As often happens, some things happen when you upgrade, and its not always desirable when its a production server. We try and catch these for you and post something to help fix anything that may go wrong. The problem requires a kernel change… Continue reading Ubuntu Upgrade to 10.04 on your VPS? Read this first!

wordpress & wordpress MU mass upgrade script 2.9.2

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… Continue reading wordpress & wordpress MU mass upgrade script 2.9.2

WordPress 2.9.1 mass upgrade script

Okay, I have rolled the usual ‘upgrade all instances of wordpress’ script. Heres your script to upgrade them all. wget http://b.ri.mu/files/wordpress-upgrade-2.9.1.sh ; sh wordpress-upgrade-2.9.1.sh Because the previous version has one less number (it shows up as 2.9 rather than 2.9.0 ) you may notice that it says You have version 29.’; located at /path/etc Just… Continue reading WordPress 2.9.1 mass upgrade script

Trying out the new Thunderbird 3

One of my co-workers mentioned something about thunderbirds new features, i thought this is an excellent time to break my mail client! so promptly looked up installing the new thunderbird. My work box is Ubuntu, so here’s the easiest process to get Thunderbird 3 installed I used Ubuntuzilla to get the latest packages http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ubuntuzilla/index.php?title=Main_Page echo… Continue reading Trying out the new Thunderbird 3

WordPress Upgrade 2.9.0 + a bug

Okay, I have rolled the usual ‘upgrade all instances of wordpress’ script however there is a bug in the current wordpress. Heres your script to upgrade them all. wget http://b.ri.mu/files/wordpress-upgrade-2.9.0.sh ; sh wordpress-upgrade-2.9.0.sh Heres the info in the bug. If you see a lot of this in your error log and your site is being… Continue reading WordPress Upgrade 2.9.0 + a bug