A Faster Upgrade to Movable Type 3.16

Published on April 19, 2005 at 12:35 PM EST
In the Tutorials category.

An upgrade to Movable Type 3.16 can be done a little quicker: by checking file dates, it appears that uploading just the following will perform the upgrade from version 3.15:

  • docs/
  • examples/ (though you really don’t need this.)
  • lib/
  • php/
  • plugins/ (containing the “nofollow” plugin, which I recommend against using.)
  • schemas/
  • search_templates/ (though if you’ve customized your search template, don’t upload these.)
  • tmpl/
  • tools/
  • all root files (mt.cgi, mt-comments.cgi, etc.), except the mt-upgrade files. Don’t forget to set 755 permissions on the cgis.

Of course, docs/ and mt.js go in your “static” directory. Everything else goes in the cgi-bin.

Ok, so it’s not much quicker than just uploading everything, but every second counts, right?