State of the Word 2016: The Significant One

Yesterday, Matt Mullenweg delivered his annual State of the Word speech at WordCamp US in Philadelphia. At about 54 minutes in, he started a section that I found quite fascinating and means that WordPress 4.7 (to be released on Tuesday) might be the last release as we know it. If this sounds too strong, let me explain why I believe we’ve just witnessed a true milestone in WordPress’ history. Continue reading “State of the Word 2016: The Significant One”

Remote Workflows

Currently, the commands for cloning and merging only work locally, meaning that you cannot, out of the box, create a staging environment on a different server. That is often desirable so I’m going to show how you can achieve that today with a little bit of scripting.

By the way, if you want staging for your WP site to be really easy and don’t want to mess with CLI scripts, we’re close to releasing a beta of something interesting in this space. Email me at borekb@gmail.com to join the Insider program. Continue reading “Remote Workflows”

VersionPress 4.0 Alpha

We’re happy to announce that after months of development, VersionPress 4.0-alpha1 is ready and available on GitHub. It brings plugin support which means that even complex sites like WooCommerce shops, large magazines etc. will be able to enjoy version control benefits soon. There are also some other nice features like an awesome Slack-like search, branching & merging visualization, support for Composer workflows and more.

VersionPress 4.0 will undergo a full alpha / beta period to gather feedback on the plugin support and this really is the first alpha. Not all planned features are in it but it’s a good start. Continue reading “VersionPress 4.0 Alpha”

VersionPress 4.0: Feedback on Plugin Support Wanted

VersionPress 4.0 introduces one significant feature: support for plugins and themes. It’s a complex task and a pull request so large that GitHub barely handles it 😃 but we’re close to merging it.

Before we do so and release the first alpha for 4.0, we’re looking for feedback on docs/Plugin-Support.md document. It’s not a short read but hopefully an interesting one. Continue reading “VersionPress 4.0: Feedback on Plugin Support Wanted”

Insider Program

UPDATE: just to be clear, the insider program is not about VersionPress itself, it’s about cloud services for WordPress freelancers and agencies we’re working on – think backup, the ability to run VersionPress workflows in the cloud etc. If you’re interested in VersionPress itself, chat with us on Gitter or discuss things via GitHub issues.

As mentioned in the last post we’re working on a couple of things around VersionPress and would like to know your feedback through the “insider program”. It won’t take up a lot of your time – probably a couple of minutes a month via occasional surveys, one-on-one chats etc. – but would be very useful to us and we’ll offer sneak peeks and discounts in return. Continue reading “Insider Program”