I have been installing WordPress MU and BuddyPress a lot recently as I test and test and test it for a client’s website. The uploading of files via ftp has been the biggest consumer of time during this process.
Yesterday, I discovered a simple PHP script that makes installing WPMU, BuddyPress, WordPress, or really anything else a quick and painless process. All you need is a zipped folder! Here is the script:
<?php system('unzip wpmu.zip'); ?>
or Download the PHP file here (but make sure to change the file extension from .txt to .php).
- Upload your zipped file to the server (in my case, “wpmu.zip”).
- Edit unzip.php to point to your file (download unzip.php above).
- Upload unzip.php to the same folder as your zipped file.
- Open a browser and point it to http://mydomain.com/unzip.php (make sure to change “mydomain.com” to your domain).