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Introduction ------------ WordPress-Maintenance is a set of scripts designed to simplify management of WordPress sites across multiple environments. This is common with development, testing, and production versions of sites. Two scripts are included: * wp_deploy.pl - Deploy WordPress to a specified environment * wp_sync_database.pl - Synchronize the WordPress database from one environment to another, including uploads The scripts work based on a local copy of the WordPress files and a configuration file. This allows you to maintain your WordPress setup in a version control system, including references to the appropriate version of WordPress and any plugins. For example, you might have a Subversion repository containing the following: wordpress_site_name/ config.yml overlay/ www/ [...] wp-content/ [...] plugins/ http-authentication/ The "overlay" directory can contain configuration templates that override those provided by this package. Use this, for example, to provide a custom .htaccess file. The "www" directory can be configured using svn:externals to automatically check out the required WordPress components. For an example configuration file, see the perldoc for WordPress::Maintenance::Config. Multisite setups ---------------- WordPress multisite setups are supported as of version 0.21. When installing, you can follow the basic instructions provided by WordPress: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network For the WordPress-Maintenance scripts, make sure you've set the "multisite" options in your config.yml. Then, when you initially deploy to an environment, manually disable the following WordPress network settings in your wp-config.php file: * MULTISITE * SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL * $base * DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE * PATH_CURRENT_SITE * SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE * BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE Just comment out those lines, perform the installation, and then uncomment them. WordPress uses them to test whether the network has been installed. If they are enabled before you finish the installation, WordPress will show errors connecting to the database. On subsequent deploy operations, the wp-config.php file should work as filled out by WordPress-Maintenance.