WordPress 2.0.4 has been released, incorporating security fixes (one of which I first reported… I may elaborate on that more once people have had a few weeks to get their blogs updated), and 50+ other bug fixes. This is a mandatory upgrade. If you want the full zip with the entire WP install, download it here.
If you are upgrading from WordPress 2.0.3, you obviously don’t need the entire install, you just need the files that have changed. Because my 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 upgrade files were so popular (and thanks to countless words of praise and even a few generous monetary donations), I’m going to provide the same files for the 2.0.3 to 2.0.4 upgrade. If you are upgrading to 2.0.4 from 2.0.2, you have two options:
- Download the full 2.0.4 zip
- Apply my 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 diff/zip, then apply the 2.0.3 to 2.0.4 diff/zip (on this page)
Changed Files List
Changed Files List (2.0.3 » 2.0.4)
This is a list of all the files that have changed since the last (2.0.3) release. You can also see the changes and their corresponding tickets on Trac.
Changed Files ZIP
Changed Files ZIP (2.0.3 » 2.0.4)
This is what most people will want. This is a zip file that includes only the files that have changed since the last (2.0.3) release. This will save you a lot of FTP upload time.
/wp-content/ directory isn’t included in this file, to keep you from doing something stupid like replacing instead of merging and destroying your precious themes and plugins. Two of the default plugins have been updated for 2.0.3. If you use either of these plugins, you should download their newest versions: WordPress Database Backup, Akismet. Also, if you are using the Default or Classic theme, note that some of these files have changed, and you will have to manually update those files.
Changes Diff (2.0.3 » 2.0.4)
This is a diff file (a patch) with all the changes made since the last (2.0.3) release. Make sure you do a trial run by using the
--dry-run switch, to verify that the patch will apply cleanly. Note: binary images cannot be provided in a diff, so you will have to upload the following (new) files yourself, from either the official zip or my changed files zip above:
I prepared these files myself and have tested them. Still, I cannot stress enough the importance of making a full file and database backup before attempting to upgrade WordPress using these or any other files. I cannot be responsible for your carelessness. Make a backup!
35 thoughts on “WordPress 2.0.4 Upgrade: changed files ZIP, changes diff, changed files list”
Now that’s useful! Thanks 😀
Yay! I loved your last package, but I couldn’t wait this time and upgraded both of my sites via the full package. I’ll definitely pass my friends along to here though. 😀
Yeah, sorry for the delay… I wanted to get this out earlier, but I was moving out of my apartment when 2.0.4 was released so I had no Internet connection and my hands were full of boxes. 😉
Thanks a lot man 🙂
I notice that your patch/diff file has a wp-db-backup file, but not akismet.
Is this intentional?
Very nice, I wished I knew about this before I upgraded into 2.0.4, upgrading via FTP is just so slow.
Hm, it’s just that Akismet isn’t actually in the WordPress trunk. SVN diff right from the repository won’t include it. I could do a local diff if you think that’ll be an issue for people.
Being a WordPress total newb, this will be my first upgrade. After deactivating my plugins, do I upload the new changed files or use the dif? If I want to use the dif, is there instructions somewhere how to?
Once again, another painless upgrade thanks to your hard work.
Now which one of those changes was the security fix? I’m trying to isolate a serious bug in the new 2.0.4 code…
“Make sure you do a trial run by using the diff command’s –dry-run switch”. Shouldn’t this be use the patch command’s –dry-run switch?
Awesome man, updating right now, your service is invaluable, thanks!
Thanks for this. So easy to make the update this way.
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