VersionPress in 2017, plans for 2018

It’s the end of another year, let’s look back at 2017 and talk about our plans for 2018.

The two most significant things from us in 2017 were:

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Announcing VersionPress.com

I’m happy to announce that VersionPress is getting a sister project: VersionPress.com. It is a hosted WordPress platform (a managed WordPress host if you will) that takes the best ideas from VersionPress and packages them in an easy to use interface and adds things like backups, security and world-class infrastructure. It has full compatibility with WordPress plugins and doesn’t require Git so it’s a perfect place to host almost any WordPress site.

Pre-orders are available today, go check it out at https://versionpress.com/.

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This is an exciting moment for us and also step in a new direction so let me share the full story with you. Continue reading “Announcing VersionPress.com”

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 with a little bit of scripting.

By the way, if you want staging for your WordPress site to be really easy, try VersionPress.com. It is a hosted version which also offers other benefits like speed and backups.
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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”