On the Delicious Brains site they've continued their series covering the deployment of WordPress applications with part four of the series. In this latest tutorial they walk you through the process to set up automated deployments of your WordPress site. In this case, they focus on the use of either the Buddy or DeployBot tools to help automate the process (rather than a roll-your-own solution).
In my last article, we looked at different methods of deploying a WordPress site using Git. We also looked at using an external CI service (such as Travis) to automatically trigger a deployment on your remote git repo.
In this article, we’re going to build on what we have looked at previously and consider some alternative hosted services that can help us with automated deployments for our WordPress site. There are many hosted services that we could use to deploy our WordPress site but we’re just going to look at a few of the bigger ones: Buddy and DeployBot. Unlike Travis, these services are dedicated to automated deployments and offer a lot more functionality and flexibility.
They start off by listing out some of the prerequisites you'll need for your environment including a WordPress site in a Git repository and a working install of Composer. They then walk you through the process to set up the automation in a similar way on each platform:
- Signing up for Buddy and adding a new project
- Setting up a new pipeline
- Configuring the tasks to run
- Transferring files
- Connecting it to the production environment
Once all of that it set up, you're ready to run the pipeline and test it out. Screenshots are included for each step of the way to make sure you're in the right place and are getting the settings correct.