WordPress Multisite, Subdomains and Subfolders

The agency I work for recently converted a client with numerous, restaurant sites over to a WordPress multisite install. When we set it up to work on a staging server we used a “staging” subdomain for each individual site. The default functionality is to work on a root install of WordPress but this wasn’t going to work when the site that served as the root for the WordPress install was also installed on a “staging” subdomain.

Remove all .svn folders, recursively

Whenever I’ve left a website to a client for an extended period of time I feel the need to update the files in my repository to make sure it’s up to date. Before you replace the files in trunk with the files from the server it’s essential that you get rid of those pesky .svn system folders that will have been pushed to the production server when the site was deployed.