WordPress 2.0.9 Upgrade: changed files ZIP, changes diff, changed files list

WordPress 2.0.9 has been released, incorporating a security fix, and a few 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 2.0.7, you obviously don’t need the entire install, you just need the files that have changed. Because my upgrade files for 2.0.3 through 2.0.7 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 (2.0.7 » 2.0.9)
This is a list of all the files that have changed since the last (2.0.7) release. You can also see the changes and their corresponding tickets on Trac (since 2.0.8) and Trac (since 2.0.7) .

Changed Files ZIP

Changed Files ZIP (2.0.7 » 2.0.9)
This is what most people will want. This is a zip file that includes only the files that have changed since the last (2.0.7) release. This will save you a lot of FTP upload time. Note that this does not include anything in the /wp-content/ directory, to keep you from doing something stupid like overwriting all your plugins and your themes. The Akismet plugin is maintained separately, and there is a new version available. Please download the latest version from akismet.com.

Changes Diff

Changes Diff (2.0.7 » 2.0.9)
This is a diff file (a patch) with all the changes made since the last (2.0.7) release. Make sure you do a trial run by using the patch command’s --dry-run (or equivalent) switch, to verify that the patch will apply cleanly. I’ve omitted the Akismet upgrade from the diff to prevent patch conflicts. Please download the latest version from akismet.com.


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.

8 thoughts on “WordPress 2.0.9 Upgrade: changed files ZIP, changes diff, changed files list

  1. Already made them myself. Thought you wouldn’t make them anymore. This is better indeed. How long will you guys maintain the 2.0.X Branche?

  2. Your diff includes a section for the Akismet plugin. Don’t know if that is intentional or not, but it didn’t match the version af Akismet I had installed, and so failed miserably.

    I removed that section and the patch worked perfectly. Thank you very much for this very nice service!

  3. rxbbx,
    Until 2010.

    Ah, you must have been running a different version. I’ll take that out of the diff and tell people to upgrade Akismet manually.

  4. rxbbx,
    Not necessarily. 2010 is just how long the official WordPress team has committed to. It is conceivable that if someone volunteered to keep backporting security fixes that it could live on beyond that. And it’s GPL, so it could live on “unofficially” as well.

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