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Working with WordPress and GitHub Actions

bdougieyo profile image Brian Douglas ・2 min read

In the most recent Open Source Friday, we were joined with Helen Hou-Sandi, Director of Open Source Initiatives at 10up and Core Developer at WordPress, to chat about how GitHub Actions have improved everyday needs for WordPress development.

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GitHub Actions for WordPress!

GitHub Actions for WordPress!

Here is a collection of GitHub Actions and workflows to help with common needs for WordPress development. Specific documentation for each Action is in its respective respository, and other example workflows leveraging existing Actions can be found in this repository. Ideas for future Actions can be found in issues.

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Deploying a plugin to the WordPress.org repository

Whenever you tag a new version of your plugin on GitHub, your changes will be committed to both trunk and the appropriate tags subfolder in your WordPress.org plugin repository.

Deploying plugin asset/readme updates to the WordPress.org repository

If you push to your specified branch and it only contains changes to the WordPress.org assets directory (defaults to /.wordpress-org) or readme.txt, deploy those changes to the WordPress.org plugin repository. This is useful for being able to update things like screenshots or…

Deploying a plugin to the WordPress.org repository

Whenever you tag a new version of your plugin on GitHub, your changes will be committed to both trunk and the appropriate tags subfolder in your WordPress.org plugin repository.

Deploying plugin asset/readme updates to the WordPress.org repository

If you push to your specified branch and it only contains changes to the WordPress.org assets directory (defaults to /.wordpress-org) or readme.txt, deploy those changes to the WordPress.org plugin repository. This is useful for being able to update things like screenshots or the Tested up to version in between tagged releases.

Publishing generated hook documentation to GitHub Pages

If you follow the JSDoc standard for your custom WordPress actions and filters, you can use this workflow to generate documentation for your theme/plugin and publish them to GitHub Pages. For an example of the output, see the Distributor hook docs.

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Watch @helen show the workflows on YouTube.

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