[wp-hackers] Deployment process (was Exporting Menus)

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Wed Sep 1 17:01:59 UTC 2010

On Sep 1, 2010, at 11:38 AM, Andrew Gray wrote:
> Part of the great part of Wordpress is that it runs on a wide variety of platforms and does not require SSH access to install.    My hope would be to create a solution that uses native php functions and those built into WP to deal with the staging issues.
> The new menu system is great, but if you are unable to deploy a new menu, in any method other than manually creating it on a live site,  it has marginal utility for high traffic and enterprise clients.   The deployments should be able to be scripted, so you can test your deployment before you destroy a live site during a roll out.  
> I believe that all of these DB concerns can be addressed with no external code, but instead using the existing code base, actions and hooks and plugins.  Us developers just need to come up with a solution. (some have great ideas for parts of it or code already in the field.)


> This is a big enough issue for me that I am going to build my own tools, but I would love to work with a group of those with similar concern and get the blessing of the WP lead developers, so the solution can be as robust as possible.

I'm in.  I've been planning to work on something for this myself but would far prefer to collaborate, especially if the work can gain traction and use by more people than just me.   


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