After performing an initial import of the files to a Subversion repository, the files need to be checked out to really start working in a version control environment. This recipe explains how to check out files from your local repository and what the resulting file structure changes will be.
You should have already installed a Subversion client, created a local repository, and imported files before following this recipe. These steps will be slightly different based on the Subversion client that you have selected and the operating system you are using.
- Navigate to the WordPress plugin directory of your local installation in the file explorer if you are not already there.
- Right-click in the white space of the directory window and select the
SVN Checkout...menu item.
- Enter the file location of your local Subversion repository in the
URL of repositoryfield (for example,
file:///c:/WPSVN), if it is not already specified...