WordCamp St Louis 2014

WordCamp St Louis 2014

My chat on speeding up your theme development workflow with automation. I showed some tools I use regularly YeoPress Grunt and Git for installation, live reload and compiling as well as basic deployments.


Joshua Ray

March 01, 2014


  1. Adding Automation to your theme development workflow Joshua Ray WordCamp

    St. Louis 2014 @pdxOllo http://ollomedia.com http://github.com/Ollo
  2. Hi

  3. Take the repetitive tasks for every WP project set up

    localhost set up local database find WP core or download again because you can’t remember where you saved it last. run 5 minute install install favorite theme or boiler install favorite plugins build push to git set up WP on remote server { dev, staging, production } install favorite plugins use ftp? to upload modified theme / boiler for review
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  5. Automate it Install Build Deploy

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  7. Automation isn't about being lazy its about being efficient. ~Addy

  8. As an engineer, there is a short list of tools

    that you must be rabid about. Rabid. Foaming at the mouth crazy. ~Michael Lopp
  9. Don’t fear your terminal

  10. YeoPress

  11. The officially un-official Yeoman generator for WordPress https://github.com/wesleytodd/YeoPress Requires Node

    http://nodejs.org/ Requires Yeoman http://yeoman.io/
  12. $ npm install -g yo $ npm install -g yo

    generator-wordpress $ yo wordpress
  13. Grunt The Javascript Taskrunner

  14. Already Installed by Yeoman :D Grunt Cli http://gruntjs.com/getting-started#installing-the-cli Plugins http://gruntjs.com/plugins

    $ npm install -g grunt-cli
  15. distributed version control system

  16. If you’re not already using a version control system START

  17. Webhooks http://developer.github.com/webhooks/

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  19. <?php // Init vars $LOCAL_ROOT = "/var/www/my_new_site"; $LOCAL_REPO_NAME = "public_html";

    $LOCAL_REPO = "{$LOCAL_ROOT}/{$LOCAL_REPO_NAME}"; $REMOTE_REPO = "git@github.com:jonathanstark/my_new_site.git"; $DESIRED_BRANCH = "dev"; // Delete local repo if it exists if (file_exists($LOCAL_REPO)) { shell_exec("rm -rf {$LOCAL_REPO}"); } // Clone fresh repo from github using desired local repo name and checkout the desired branch echo shell_exec("cd {$LOCAL_ROOT} && git clone {$REMOTE_REPO} {$LOCAL_REPO_NAME} && cd {$LOCAL_REPO} && git checkout {$BRANCH}"); die("done " . mktime());
  20. Dandelion https://github.com/scttnlsn/dandelion Incremental Git repository deployment for OS X and

    Linux. $ gem install dandelion
  21. scheme: sftp host: example.com username: user password: pass path: path/to/deployment

    exclude: - .gitignore - dandelion.yml - folder/ additional: - public/css/print.css - public/css/screen.css - public/js/main.js
  22. $ git commit -am “my new feature” $ git push

    origin master $ dandelion deploy
  23. Others Beanstalk http://beanstalkapp.com/ FTPloy http://ftploy.com/ Capistrano http://capistranorb.com/ Rocketeer http://rocketeer.autopergamene.eu/

  24. Questions?

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