I’m sure this also applies to any other flat file CMSs. Before doing anything, make sure of a few things below:
- Backup. Bludit backup plugin exists, but it currently has a weird bug where you need to download the file via ftp instead of from the plugin page. But I prefer just zip up the whole thing and create a snapshot outside of the installation.
- Do not touch the core. Anything under
bl-kernelin Bludit’s case. If you need to touch the core, consider using other CMS or framework instead. If you touched the core, you literally maintain another fork of the CMS.
- Duplicate and renamed modified plugins. Plugins are okay to touch, just make another copy, rename, change the metadata a bit, and do whatever changes you need. This way, the changes will not get restored to the original state when files are being overwritten. For example, I duplicated the Search plugin, because I want to remove the
submitbutton and user just need to hit return to execute the search. I just duplicate everything and call it “Search Clean.
Now with everything above is done, all you need to do is exactly like the cover image:
- Merge all folders
- Overwrite all files