My Ugly WordPress, HyperDB, & BuddyPress Deployment Shell Script

This is the source of some of the website deployment scripts I have. This is one is fairly complex and it is my pocket tool of choice for development of big nasty WordPress sites. Probably only interesting to folks who deal with unix shells and do mildly heavy WordPress work.

It’s designed to update from SVN trunk for WordPress, HyperDB, & BuddyPress. My favorite is quick rsync for folders and subfolders so you can upload theme changes quickly because the web is my sketchpad.

Common List of Commands:

# Get the configured site 
./wp-work.sh get
# Put the configured site 
./wp-work.sh put
# Upgrade the configured site to latest WordPress, HyperDB, & BuddyPress
./wp-work.sh upgrade
# Put specific folders in the sites root
./wp-work.sh work put the-site-folder
# get specific folders in the sites root
./wp-work.sh work get the-site-folder

The Big Ugly Script:

You will really want to customize the top values for sure.

#!/bin/sh

# Batch Update jess
#
# Uses flat array list of site locations, updates using latest source from SVN and performs all update steps.
#

# Website Name
WEB_ROOT_NAME="example.com"

# Web Direcory locations Using $HOME is good.
WEB_ROOT_LOCAL="${HOME}/luser/${WEB_ROOT_NAME}/"
WEB_ROOT_REMOTE="/home/luser/${WEB_ROOT_NAME}/"

# Archive -a mode is -rlptgoD -pgo is permission, user, group and be an issue had to add -vz
RSYNC_SWITCH='-vzrltD'
# SSH command because you might need: 'ssh -i /shh/secret-key/master-magic-key -p 56232'
RSYNC_SSH='ssh'
# Remember the ssh account is where your files land.
RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT='me@example.com'

# Tools location for exclude files ans stuff. Using $HOME is good.
TOOLS_ROOT_LOCAL="${HOME}/luser/stuff/"
TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES="${HOME}/luser/stuff/"

# Temp files
TEMP_ROOT_LOCAL="${HOME}/luser/tmp/"

# Putting the path into a variable gets tricky
WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION=$( readlink -nf ${TEMP_ROOT_LOCAL} )

# Move to tools directory so we can find things easier.
cd ${TOOLS_ROOT_LOCAL}

# Print good ole help if no command
if [ $# == 0 ]; then
	echo  "${WEB_ROOT_NAME} Commands: get, put, upgrade, work [put or get] [directory]"
	exit	
fi

# Get all remote
if [ $1 == "get" ]; then
  echo '----- Start Site Download -----'
  echo  "Get all stuff with a few exceptions."
  rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WEB_ROOT_REMOTE} ${WEB_ROOT_LOCAL}
  exit
fi

# Put all with some exceptions
if [ $1 == "put" ]; then
  echo '----- Start Site Upload -----'
  echo  "Put all stuff with a few exceptions."
  rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete --exclude-from=${TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES}wordpress-exclude.txt -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${WEB_ROOT_LOCAL} ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WEB_ROOT_REMOTE}
  exit
fi

# Upgrade with merge from several sources
if [ $1 == "upgrade" ]; then

	echo  "Don't have this for work.swampthings.org"

	exit
	
	mkdir ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}
	mkdir ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/wordpress
	mkdir ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/buddypress
	mkdir ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/hyperdb
	
	svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/ ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/wordpress/
	svn co http://svn.buddypress.org/trunk/ ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/buddypress/
	svn co http://svn.wp-plugins.org/hyperdb/trunk/ ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/hyperdb/
	 
	mv -f ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/buddypress ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/buddypress
	mv -f ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/hyperdb/db.php ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/wordpress/wp-content/db.php
	
	echo '----- Update local site -----'
	rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete --exclude-from=${TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES}wpmu-bbpres-bp-exclude.txt  ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}/wordpress/ ${WEB_ROOT_LOCAL}
	
	echo  "----- Remove temp working directory! -----"
	rm -Rf ${WORKING_TEMP_LOCATION}
	
	echo  "----- Update remote site! -----"	
	rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete --exclude-from=${TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES}wordpress-exclude.txt -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${WEB_ROOT_LOCAL} ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WEB_ROOT_REMOTE}
	echo '----- DONE! -----'
	
	exit
fi

# Work allows get and put of specific directories starting at web root ie. this.command work put wp-content/themes
if [ $1 == "work" ]; then

 	# Putting the path into a variable gets tricky
 	WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION=$( readlink -nf ${WEB_ROOT_LOCAL}${3} )
	
	if [ ! -d "${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}" ]; then
		if [ ! -f "${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}" ]; then
			 echo "Not a valid work site! Please try again."
			 exit
		fi
	fi
	
	# Set remote location
	WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION=${WEB_ROOT_REMOTE}${3}
			
	# Add slashes to end if they were omitted
	if [ `echo "$WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION" | grep "[^/]$"` ]; then 
		WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION="${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}/"; 
		WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION="${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION}/"; 
	fi
	
	# Remove double slashes
	WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION=${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION//////}	
	WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION=${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION//////}

	echo "rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete --exclude-from=${TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES}wordpress-exclude.txt -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}  ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION}"

	if [ $2 == "get" ]; then
	  echo "----- Get All ${WEB_ROOT_NAME} -----"
	  echo  "Downloading all work.swampthings.org/$work_site files..."
	  rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION} ${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}
	  exit
	fi
	
	if [ $2 == "put" ]; then
	  echo "----- Put ${WEB_ROOT_NAME} -----"
	  echo  "Uploading selected work.swampthings.org/$work_site files..."
      rsync ${RSYNC_SWITCH} --delete --exclude-from=${TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES}wordpress-exclude.txt -e "${RSYNC_SSH}" ${WORKING_LOCAL_LOCATION}  ${RSYNC_SSH_ACCOUNT}:${WORKING_REMOTE_LOCATION}
	  exit
	fi	

fi

Exclude file: wordpress-exclude.txt needs to be in that TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES directory. I use it skip stuff that I don’t want to be synced on upload because the remote file changes are most important.

.htaccess
wp-config.php
bb-config.php
cache/
blogs.dir
uploads
wp-content/advanced-cache.php
wp-cache-config.php
sitemap.xml.gz
robots.txt
sitemap.xml
googlee-thingyfile.html

Exclude file: wpmu-bbpress-bp.txt needs to be in that TOOLS_ROOT_EXCLUDES directory. This is to keep files from being overwritten when a package is created from the SVN repositories and moved to the local site staging area. This really may need customized to protect your personal themes, plugins, and files.

# WP Core excludes
<ul>
<li>.htaccess</li>
<li>wp-config.php</li>
<li>bb-config.php</li>
<li>/cgi-bin</li>
<li>/cache</li>
<li>blogs.dir</li>
<li>uploads</li>
</ul>
# Themes
+ themes/index.php
+ themes/classic
+ themes/default
+ themes/twentyten
- themes/*

# Plugins
+ plugins/readme.txt
+ plugins/index.php
+ plugins/buddypress
- plugins/*

# MU Plugins
+ mu-plugins/readme.txt
+ mu-plugins/index.php
- mu-plugins/*

# Hyper DB
- db-settings.php

Tommy’s diggall.sh revised

Think you know the linux digg command? Ever try to do some simple network discovery with it? This script by Tommy Johnson does some nice condensed discovery. Just pass a domain for the argument.

./diggall.sh example.com

That is all!

#!/bin/bash
echo &quot;MX points to:&quot;
dig MX $1 +short | sort -n
echo &quot;&quot;
echo &quot;A points to:&quot;
dig A $1 +short
echo &quot;&quot;
echo &quot;www points to:&quot;
dig A www.$1 +short
echo &quot;&quot;
echo &quot;mail points to:&quot;
dig A mail.$1 +short
echo &quot;&quot;
echo &quot;SOA Nameserver declared:&quot;
echo `dig SOA $1 +short | awk '{print $1}'`
echo &quot;&quot;
#echo &quot;oldmail points to:&quot;
#dig A oldmail.$1 +short
domain1=( $(echo $1 | awk -F '.' '{print $1}'))
domain2=( $(echo $1 | awk -F '.' '{print $2}'))
domain3=( $(echo $1 | awk -F '.' '{print $3}'))
domain2=( $(echo $domain2.$domain3 | sed 's/[:.:]$//') )
first=( $(dig NS +short $domain2 | sed 's/[:.:]$//') )
second=( $(dig +short NS $domain2 @$first | sed 's/[:.:]$//') )
#echo &quot;Authoritative nameserver for TLD is: &quot;$second
#echo '+===============================================+'
echo &quot;Name Servers as reported by registrar:&quot;
echo `dig NS $domain1.$domain2 @$second | grep &quot;AUTHORITY SECTION&quot; -A3 | grep -v AUTHORITY | awk '{print $5}'`
echo &quot;IPs declared by registrar:&quot;
echo `dig NS $domain1.$domain2 @$second | grep &quot;ADDITIONAL SECTION&quot; -A3 | grep -v ADDITIONAL | awk '{print $5}'`
#echo '+===============================================+'
echo &quot;&quot;
echo &quot;Name Servers in zone file are:&quot;
dig NS $1 +short
dig NS $1 | grep &quot;ADDITIONAL SECTION&quot; -A3 | grep -v ADDITIONAL | awk '{print $5}'
echo &quot;txt record is:&quot;
dig txt $1 +short

WordPress 3.0 Ajax Notes

Collecting up some WordPress 3.0 and Ajax notes.

Nice round look at current state of Ajax and WordPress:
http://www.wphardcore.com/2010/5-tips-for-using-ajax-in-wordpress/

Here’s the WordPress Trac discussion for implementation in WordPress 3.0:
http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/12400

WP Super Edit & Some WordPress TinyMCE Notes

Discussion on wp-hackers centering around a simpler api for creating simple buttons.

Otto:

There’s an example to add a quick button to TinyMCE at:
http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/examples/example_20.php

To do this in a WP plugin, you’d hook to mce_buttons_2 (or 3, or 4) to add your button to the list. Then you’d hook up a filter on tiny_mce_before_init to add your javascript code to the $initArray[‘setup’]. That should be pretty much that, really.

Someone suggested to combine that a simple button api with the shortcode api to create a simple visual editor button api. Probably way to many use cases to cover, but it is an interesting concept. Some groundwork exists in the Super Emoticons code for WP Super Edit.

Fixing The WordPress.com Custom CSS Plugin

That plugin is custom to WordPress.com, so it’s not really for wide usage yet. But I did find these notes for WPMU usage:

I needed to do two things to make it work:

On line 131 change is_int() to is_numeric():

if ( is_numeric( $blog_id ) ) {
switch_to_blog( $blog_id );
$current_plugins = apply_filters( ‘active_plugins’, get_option( ‘active_plugins’ ) );
}

Then in my .htaccess add the following:

RewriteRule ^custom-css.php /index.php [L,QSA]

Now works a treat.