I'm going to develop a website using Wordpress with a colleague. How can we manage it so that we can develop it together at the same time? I heard git is not right for Wordpress

  • I love git and there is an official (developer) git repo now too, but this question is going to be "too broad" and "subject to opinion" I'm afraid.
    – s_ha_dum
    Commented Dec 25, 2015 at 21:06

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Git is definitely a valuable tool for collaborative WordPress development. Have a look at some talks on WordPress.tv about using Git: http://wordpress.tv/?s=git

If you understand a bit of French, this talk (video / slides) by Amaury Balmer is terrific. Some of his recommendations:

  • Use an automated deployment method (running your own, or using an off-the-shelf service). There are many deployment tools that interface with Git/Github.
  • Use Travis CI to automatically test if your commits break anything.
  • Make use of branches to work on several issues - every issue can be a git branch.

Go with http://bitbucket.org for private project works at free of cost. Which is limited with team members.

It has * issues tracker * hip-hop chat * wiki * branches and commits.

You can use Source Tree to manage your git's. You can create public and private git's.

I hope for the private projects. instead of github, i prefer bitbucket.

  • Indeed, Bitbucket is awesome, it's what I use to host my commercial projects. Github is where my public code goes.
    – Manu
    Commented Apr 23, 2016 at 19:08

If you work on WordPress in the recommended manner, I.e. creating templates or extending existing ones with self-contained custom functions, then you'll only need to check-in the wp-content/themes/yourthemename directory into Git, not the whole WordPress installation. It should then be easy to collaborate on.

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