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.


Rhys May 7, 2014 Reply

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

Mark Wilkinson May 7, 2014 Reply

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

John Wilson May 8, 2014 Reply

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.

Mark Wilkinson May 8, 2014 Reply

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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