WordPress is the most popular Content Management System around with millions of users. Although many professional sites are also making use of WordPress to develop their websites, WordPress has become the favorite for almost every top blogger around. This is all because of the superb stability and continuous development of WordPress which fix all the known bugs and bring in new functionality.
Now as development of WordPress is done all the time, there are nightly versions available from the very next day a major update to WordPress is released to the masses. The same thing comes over to the other products developed by Automattic such as bbPress and BuddyPress. If you’re facing issues with the present build of any of these platforms or you want to try out the upcoming nightly builds, you can download them using the following procedure.
Downloading the full library as a zip
As you’d already know, whenever a WordPress contributor makes changes to the file, it is immediately updated in the repository. But the direct user access does not allow you to download all the files together as an archive. Sure its possible using a checkout command, but that’s not for windows and even not for the end not-so-geeky end users. You can instead download the latest nightly builds of WordPress, bbPress or BuddyPress from the trac environment present on the links below.
Download Trunk Version of WordPress – http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk
Download Trunk Version of bbPress – http://trac.bbpress.org/browser/trunk
Download Trunk Version of BuddyPress – http://trac.buddypress.org/browser/trunk
Visit the appropriate link above and scroll down to the bottom of the page. You’ll see a Download in other formats option. Click on the Zip Archive link below it to download the available files as a zip archive.