[wp-hackers] [Gsoc Idea] Tagging/Taking a snapshot of WP installation

Justin Shreve justin.shreve at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 18:25:03 UTC 2010

Sounds pretty interesting.

One of the ideas on the wiki is improve the backup/import system -
this could be a part of it.

Are you applying or just offering some ideas?

On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, Ankit Ahuja <ahuja.ankit at gmail.com> wrote:
> What this basically means is being able to take a snapshot of a WP
> installation at any particular time and then being able to revert back to it
> if something bad happens ( say files are deleted or the blog is hacked )
> The snapshot will include the following files:
> 1. WP Core Files
> 2. Current theme's files
> 3. Installed plugins (only the enabled ones)
> 4. Maybe a content XML ( the one that is produced as part of the Export
> process )
> This will allow the user to tag a particular version of the entire WP
> installation. And then, if something bad happens, the user can simply revert
> to a snapshot. The reason to include all of the core and plugin files is
> because of the nasty hacks that can introduce code at hard to find places.
> Snapshots can also be used when moving blogs to different servers.
> Additionally, the user could see a diff of the current status of blog v/s
> the last snapshot version. This diff would be at an abstract level for cases
> where entire themes/plugins are changed. It will be useful to keep an eye
> out for spams/hacks.
> This is an idea for a GSoC 2010 project. I would love to know what you think
> about it. Thanks!
> -Ankit
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