How to deploy to your sites using Git
What You Need to Start
In order to begin, you will need the following already setup:
- A repository in Github for an existing site with a
/wp-content/directory in its root. Example:
- The repository in question hosted at GitHub (More providers will be available in the future).
- The HTTPS URL for the repository you will be deploying from.
Getting Your HTTPS URL
Navigate to the repository you are interested in deploying and click on the green “Code” button. Make sure under the clone title you have selected “HTTPS” or that the header says “Clone with HTTPS” before copying the HTTPS URL.
Connecting to Pressable
Navigate to your https://my.pressable.com dashboard. Create a new site or select an existing site you want to connect. Click on the Git tab from the single site page:
Paste the URL you copied from Github into the field and click Set Repository URL to connect.
The page will refresh and you will need to click Authorize to authorize Pressable to interact with this repository:
Once you click “Authorize,” you will be prompted to login to GitHub and authorize this interaction.
Selecting the Branch
After you have authorized the application, you’ll be returned to your My.Pressable.com Dashboard and you will now have the ability to select a branch from your repository. This is the branch that you want to deploy to Pressable servers for the site you are configuring. Once you’ve selected a branch, click on Set & Deploy Branch to begin the transfer:
As soon as you set a branch, your repository will begin deploying to your site. Going forward, anytime you push to the specified branch, we will receive notice and automatically deploy the changes to your site.
You can monitor the status of your deployments on the Github History section underneath the integration settings:
- We currently do not pull down WordPress Core files or the
- Git deploys currently do not delete files from the site when it syncs. Only file additions or changes are deployed.