Today, we get into customizations. It does us no good to have an SVN repository with WordPress if we don’t change it to be something other than what it is. In this episode I talk about adding plugins (and you can add any file, really) by adding it to the working copy folder and then checking it in.
I also touched quickly on svn:externals, although I note that I goofed in the screencast and typed
Last time, I talked to you a bit about setting up a clean subversion repository for your WordPress build. Today, I want to take that a step farther and help you bring WordPress into working copy and commit it into your repo.
A lot of people know that I’ve done a bit with maintenance of WordPress using subversion. Alot of those same people have asked me to show how it’s done. It’s not very difficult, really, but I encourage you to work with a host like Dreamhost that provides one click installs of svn. It’s the easiest way to get web accessible repositories to use for maintenance of all your various WordPress blog.
Here’s video 1 in this series, which demonstrates the creation of an SVN repository and the basic file structure that is best practice for a repository.