WordPress 2.0.6 Upgrade: changed files ZIP, changes diff, changed files list

WordPress 2.0.6 has been released, incorporating security fixes, and a few other bug fixes and enhancements. 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 2.0.5, you obviously don’t need the entire install, you just need the files that have changed. Because my upgrade files for 2.0.3, 2.0.4 and 2.0.5 were so popular (and thanks to countless words of praise and even a few generous monetary donations), I’m going to continue to provide the same files for this and future 2.0.x upgrades.

Changed Files List

Changed Files List (2.0.5 » 2.0.6)
This is a list of all the files that have changed since the last (2.0.5) release. You can also see the changes and their corresponding tickets on Trac.

Changed Files ZIP

Changed Files ZIP (2.0.5 » 2.0.6)
This is what most people will want. This is a zip file that includes only the files that have changed since the last (2.0.5) release. This will save you a lot of FTP upload time.
Note: the /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. There were a few minor changes to the included themes, so if you are using one of those themes, I suggest you get a fresh version from the official zip file.

Changes Diff

Changes Diff (2.0.5 » 2.0.6)
This is a diff file (a patch) with all the changes made since the last (2.0.5) release. Make sure you do a trial run by using the patch command’s --dry-run switch, to verify that the patch will apply cleanly.


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!

I should mention that these files are unofficial. They were made on my own time, of my own volition, without any input from other WordPress developers and without any official sanction from Automattic inc.

44 thoughts on “WordPress 2.0.6 Upgrade: changed files ZIP, changes diff, changed files list

  1. When using your diff and changed files do we still need to run the upgrade script?

    2.0.6 contains no database changes from 2.0.5, so there is no need to run the upgrade script. And remember, any time an upgrade requires you to run the upgrade script, a visit to wp-admin will trigger it. So if you can visit wp-admin without it asking you to upgrade, you’re good.

  2. I can’t unzip these for some reason – winAce throws CRC errors, and windoze’s Compressed Folders only extracts some of the files. This is true of both the 2.05 and 2.06 packs. Help?

  3. Would it be possible to give the command I have to use, when my diff file is at root of the blog.
    I tried : patch -p1

  4. Dang, my comment got messed up. there should be a less then sign, then the file name with the command, and when that works, just run it without the –dry-run bit.

  5. WHat I find most useful is not the download of the actual changes but the list of files changed so I know where to look in case of trouble.

  6. Hi All,

    Could someone let me know how important is this section under:

    “Changes Diff”

    I don’t know anything about any command.

    1. Where should i upload the file?

    2. can i skip this section?

    Thanks all!

  7. Wow, this needs to be endorsed, embraced, promoted as the way to do minor upgrades. What a time and worry-saver this is. Many thanks for making this available.

    My version of patch doesn’t have a “–dry-run” option, but it does support -C/–check which seems equivalent. hardly a nit worth picking but a note might help if anyone else has a question on it.

    Thanks again.

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