I have received several emails as result of my post on upgrading WordPress to latest version 2.2.1. As I have mentioned in my previous post – in my experience of upgrading live blog from version 2.2 to the latest I didn’t have to update database and all changes appears to be related directly to code within files.

Obviously it raises simple question – if no database upgrade required – would it be possible to simply upload modified files to address issues and implement the fixes? I don’t know for 100% but as a technical person I simply had to investigate. What you see here is a list of files that I have found to be modified and different between 2 releases: wordpress-2.2.zip and wordpress-2.2.1.zip. I have verified that files actually have changes within code and while in some cases it is simple fixes, in some it looks like actual code modifications.

Before you proceed and take me up on my word, I want to remove any responsibility from myself, as I have not tested it.  This is simply a list of every file changed between releases and simply updating those MIGHT provide you with everything you need but if you decide to go this route – you are responsible for your own blog. In my case update was a simple overwrite of the files but in case with both of my blogs I did upgrade of entire system.

But enough disclaimers and here is the list of changed files:

Filename

Folder

wp-settings.php

.

xmlrpc.php

.

admin-db.php

wp-admin

admin-functions.php

wp-admin

comment.php

wp-admin

edit-comments.php

wp-admin

edit-form-advanced.php

wp-admin

edit-form-comment.php

wp-admin

edit-form.php

wp-admin

edit-page-form.php

wp-admin

export.php

wp-admin

install.php

wp-admin

user-edit.php

wp-admin

users.php

wp-admin

widgets.css

wp-admin

widgets.php

wp-admin

akismet.php

wp-content\plugins\akismet

functions.php

wp-content\themes\default

author-template.php

wp-includes

bookmark-template.php

wp-includes

bookmark.php

wp-includes

category-template.php

wp-includes

category.php

wp-includes

class-phpmailer.php

wp-includes

classes.php

wp-includes

comment-template.php

wp-includes

comment.php

wp-includes

feed-atom-comments.php

wp-includes

feed.php

wp-includes

formatting.php

wp-includes

functions.php

wp-includes

general-template.php

wp-includes

link-template.php

wp-includes

pluggable.php

wp-includes

post-template.php

wp-includes

post.php

wp-includes

registration.php

wp-includes

theme.php

wp-includes

version.php

wp-includes

widgets.php

wp-includes

wp-ajax.js

wp-includes\js

color_picker.htm

wp-includes\js\tinymce\themes\advanced

colorpicker.css

wp-includes\js\tinymce\themes\advanced\css

colors.jpg

wp-includes\js\tinymce\themes\advanced\images

Please use this list at your own discretion. You can also do same compare using WinMerge application, which available for free.

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