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Re: [wp-testers] Request for two file changes, someone?

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  • Subject: Re: [wp-testers] Request for two file changes, someone?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <wp-lowtraffic@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:30:47 +0100
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___/ On Tue 27 Jun 2006 19:53:13 BST, [ Rob Miller ] wrote : \___

ravi wrote:
At around 26/6/06 11:44 pm, Tyson Tate wrote:

If you're in the Open Source world for fame, glory, beautiful women, and
lavish praise, you're in the wrong field.

You mean there are no Richard Stallman groupies? ;-)

So, where does one start looking at how to contribute to WP? Knock off a
few bugs? I did summarily glance at the web page (which is a bit sparse)
but there is probably info there I could use, but now that I have wasted
your time in order to try out my feeble humour, might as well burden you
all with my questions!

Install an SVN build of WordPress, head over to
http://trac.wordpress.org/ and start reporting and fixing bugs.
Create patches and if they get accepted, voila! You've contributed to

In principle, just running the lastest of WordPress, hunting bugs and
reporting them in the process, makes this a contribution. If you haven't
got SVN installed, you may find the following useful:

,----[ Code ]
| # Server-side
| cd /home/<username>/tmp   # need full path for cron
| wget http://static.wordpress.org/builds/wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar.gz
| rm wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar # delete
| gunzip wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar.gz
| tar xf wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar # uncompress and untar
| cp -rf wordpress ~/public_html/<your_wordpress_dir> # overwrite old files
| rm -rf wordpress # clean up
| rm /home/<username>/public_html/<your_wordpress_dir>/wp-admin/install*
|     # secure
| # Desktop-side
| cd /tmp/   # need full path for cron
| rm -rf /home/<username>/public_html/wordpress #
| wget http://static.wordpress.org/builds/wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar.gz
| rm /tmp/wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar # delete
| gunzip /tmp/wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar.gz
| tar xf /tmp/wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar # uncompress and untar
| cp -rf /tmp/wordpress /home/<username>/public_html/ # overwrite old files
| rm -rf /tmp/wordpress # clean up

Just run one of these as a cron job (depending on whether your host permits
this to run directly on the Web server).

Owen's wonderful guide on how to make a patch is here:


Good luck and god speed!

In addition to Michael's pointer to the Codex, have a look at (or edit):


With kind regards,


Roy S. Schestowitz
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