Wordpress update duplicate files

wordpress

#1

is there any way to stop the system from adding a duplicate file with .old extension when I update my wordpress files in the dreamhost system? Those old files tend to get hacked if i dont get them deleted. And it is faster to do it in the system than to manually update.

Also, i have mine set for auto update, but it never does.

Andy suggestions?


#2

I too in the same problem and hope to get a solution here…


#3

You can remove your WordPress install from the list of one-clicks in your DH panel. It will not remove the files but will stop the auto or manually triggered upgrades from DH’s one-click system (which always gives you a back-up).

You can then just upgrade from within WordPress’s dashboard. If you do that, you will be writing over your existing files, not creating an .old backup.


#4

We’re actually going to be disabling “.old” directory creation for WordPress in the near future, as we’re working on some new techniques for installing and upgrading WordPress based on wp-cli, the WordPress Command Line Interface.