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Advent Calendar – Only Update The Core – The Fast Way!

Advent Calendar #1Same procedure as every year! Most of our readers already know of our Advent Calendar tradition, which we have every year before Christmas. What exactly an Advent Calendar is all about, that is explained on this post.

We open a door every day, which contains a little gift for our readers, by providing them a WordPress tip or trick each day until December 24th at WP Engineer. So we hope you will be exciting to see what tip, hack or news will be behind the door the next morning. Enjoy a new little WordPress gift every day until December 24th.

Here goes our first door

Since WordPress version 3.2 updating an existing installation is faster. A constant entered in the wp-config.php makes sure that everything in the folder wp-content won't be touched and so are Plugins or Themes, which previously came along in the Core won't be updated or reinstalled.

// Make WordPress core updates only update the core
define( 'CORE_UPGRADE_SKIP_NEW_BUNDLED', TRUE );

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6 comments

  1. The Frosty

    I thought the wp-content folder was skipped all together in future upgrades now?

  2. Rama

    This post is confusing to me. Core updates already skip wp-contents.

    Currently core updates do update the core, that's what it's supposed to do.

    Please can you explain a little more what you are trying to express?

    Thanks.

  3. Frank

    @Rama: The Update of WordPress touch also wp-content, upload the default themes (liek Twenty Eleven) and plugins (like Hello Dolly and Akismet)! With constant can you stop this process.

  4. Heiko

    Yep, that tip is great. I know it from Twenty Ten or Eleven - I made a lot of customizations and then after updating... all was reset to default in style.css. So, the tip is definitely helpful. If I had known this before... ­čÖé

  5. Frank

    @Gigi: the update works also fine, via Autoupdate of plugins or themes; is exclude from the core.

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