Re: Wildcard DNS and SVN
SVN aka Subversion is a program that is installed on your host so that you can install programs that have their code repositories online easily. Any program (terminal on mac, putty on windows) can connect to your server through SSH. I don\’t know of anyway of installing SVN versions without SSH.
For example, if you have an install like /var/www/html/ for an install, and wanted WPMU as the root domain in that folder, you would do something like the following:
svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-mu/branches/2.7/ /var/www/html/
then if you wanted to install buddypress from SVN into your WPMU install:
svn co https://svn.buddypress.org/trunk/ /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/
That just installs everything in the /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/ folder like the latest SVN requires. It doesn\’t mean you are finished. You still have to read the README file about the specifics, especially copying the themes to the correct locations. Reason I say this is because at this point, it would be like having all files including the buddypress themes in /wp-content/plugins/buddypress/ which obviously isn’t complete. Imagine at this point you downloaded BP and just uploaded the entire thing to that location. It is a matter of copying around the themes to where they are supposed to be.