I am back to doing WP projects and it’s just now that I realize that I need to make things simpler.
Enter site deployment.
For me, deployment is the most tedious part of development. Coding is fun but I hate WP deployment mainly because it is such a pain in the ass. This is why I read, tweaked and came up with a scheme that I now follow when deploying. So I use this process when I work in WP:
PS. I also asked around for help plus, of course, Mr. Google
- Git is installed both on your local & remote servers.
- You have a git repository.
- Your ssh keys are set up correctly.
The Process: In a Nutshell
- Set up git in your local machine.
- Set up git (bare repo) in your server machine.
- Configure the post-receive hook git stuff.
The Process: Not In a Nutshell 😛
Remote Server Stuff
In your remote server, mkdir in some place like /var/git_bare_repos and then do the following:
git clone –bare <your git url> cd <name of bare repo>/hooks vi post-receive #put the text after this #!/bin/sh export GIT_WORK_TREE=<path to your web root live files>
git checkout -f #And then make it executable chmod +x post-receive
Local Machine Stuff
git remote add <any name you can say “prod” or something> <your ssh username>@<remote server host>:<path to your git bare repo>
git push prod
…and your live stuff will be updated!!!
Amazing? Well, not quite because this is still a a 2-way process. I don’t know how to make the post-update git web hook yet. I read somewhere that it can automatically update the live codes in your server by just pushing from your local machine to the git remote repository.
Local changes -> Commit to git -> Push to repo -> Push to server -> Live codes will be updated via post-receive hook
I know might be a better way to do this but for now this is my only solution.