WordCamp Bournemouth 2014 Talk Proposal

Today I submitted my talk proposal for WordCamp Bournemouth 2014. I have titled the proposed talk as “From Local to Staging to Live Using Version Control and Deployment”. I intend to present my development environment and how I develop sites on my local machine first, all the way through to how the site ends up live. Below are some of the things I will touch on:

  • Setting up a local development environment using MAMP
  • Using Github to store your code and provide version control for your project
  • Tips and tricks for using Github with WordPress
  • Making the most of a staging environment, where to host this and when to use it
  • Integrating a deployment system so you can push versions of your project from your Git repository to staging or live sites.

This talk was something that I suggested back in 2013 at WordCamp Lancaster in the hope that someone would be able to present on this, as back then I didn’t have a clue. Thankfully Rob Miller delivered the talk, but as luck would have it I was busy being a site doctor in the other track!

Having spent the last 12 months learning about the best way forward here, I intend to share some of the things that I have learnt.

4 responses

  1. Gah! Sad I’m not going to be able to make WPUK as I’d enjoy seeing that talk 🙁 – hope it goes well!

    1. Thanks Rhys – looking forward to it already. The WordPress community really is amazing.

  2. This is a talk I’d be really interested in seeing, but alas, I won’t be able to make WordCamp Bournemouth this year. Hopefully the talks are recorded and put up online for people to view.

    Good luck with it.

    1. Thanks John – not sure about the recording facilities, but I agree that it would be a good idea to film the sessions as they do at other WordCamps.

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