Here’s a quick guide for updating your WordPress plugins in the Plugin Directory using Mac Terminal.
Step 1: Check out
Create a directory named “svn” in your Documents folder. Then open Terminal and type:
Once in the
svn directory, enter this command in Terminal:
svn co http://svn.wp-plugins.org/your-plugin-name
Note: replace “your-plugin-name” with that of your own plugin.
Step 2: Make changes
Using the checked out files in your local
svn directory, make any changes to the plugin. Once everything is ready, you’re ready to check in.
Step 3: Check in
Finally, check in your changes by first navigating to the plugin directory on your local machine. In Terminal, enter:
Then from within your plugin directory, check in the modified plugin by entering this command:
svn --username=UserName ci -m "update"
In this last terminal command, the “UserName” is your username for the WP Plugin Directory, and “update” is a comment that you can customize to specify or describe what the changes are all about. You know.