WordPress Gulp Workflow
WPGulp (WordPress Gulp)
|A FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) project. Maintained by @AhmadAwais.|
📦 WPGulp Can Do
WPGulp is an advanced & extensively documented
WordPress workflow. It can help you kick-start a build-workflow for your WordPress plugins and themes with
Gulp.js, save you a lot of grunt work time, follow the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle, and
wpgulp.config.js file. It is:
🥞Versioned ✓ 🤠Updatable ✓ 🗃Set of sane-defaults ✓
- Live reload browser with BrowserSync
- Hotloading styles with CSS Injection
- Sass to CSS conversion
- Merging media queries
- Error handling
- Separate vendor and custom JS files handling
- Minification/optimization of images
- File types:
.pottranslation file for i18n and l10n
- For changes in files to recompile
- File types:
⚡️ Quick Overview
#3 quickly in one go — Run inside local WP install's theme/plugin folder E.g.
# 1— Install WPGulp in your WordPress theme/plugin. npx wpgulp # 2— Now configure variables inside the `wpgulp.config.js` file. # 3— Start your npm build workflow. npm start
🎛If you want to study the detailed installation of step
#3— then take a look at the steps below.
STEP #0 — Don't have
npm installed? Read this. (CLICK TO EXPAND!)
In case you are an absolute beginner to the world of
npm packages — all you need to do is go to the Node's site download + install Node on your system. This will install both
npm, i.e., node package manager — the command line interface of Node.js.
You can verify the install by opening your terminal app and typing...
node -v # Results into v9.11.2 — make sure you have Node >= 8 installed. npm -v # Results into 6.2.0 — make sure you have npm >= 5.3 installed.
STEP #1 — Download the Required Files
- In the terminal go to the root folder of your WordPress plugin/theme
- Run the following command to download all the files in the WPGulp/src folder
It'll take a couple of minutes to install.
⚠️I'm assuming that there are no previously present similar files in the root of your folder. Otherwise, you need to merge these very carefully. E.g. You can include the
devDependenciesin your current
pacakge.jsonfile and so on for other files. If you run the above command all similar files will be overwritten.
STEP #2 — Editing the Project Variables
Configure the project paths and other variables inside the
wpgulp.config.js file. This is a compulsory step.
STEP #3 — Start your project
Once the installation is done, you can open your project (WordPress plugin/theme) folder and run the start script.
npm start # To stop press CTRL (⌃) + C
OPTIONAL STEP #4 — More Scripts/Tasks
To optimize images and generate WP POT translation file, or generate a RTL stylesheet you can run the following commands
# To optimize images. gulp images # To generate WP POT translation file. gulp translate # To generate RTL stylesheets and Sourcemap. gulp stylesRTL
How to Update?
- Download all the latest files in the WPGulp/src folder inside the root folder of your WordPress plugin/theme by running
npx install-wpgulpit will overwrite all the wpgulp files.
- Open terminal and Install WPGulp's node dependencies by running the
npm installcommands in the root folder of your WordPress plugin/theme.
Nothing's ever complete, so bear with us while we keep iterating towards a better future.
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I (Ahmad Awais) am a OSS developer advocate, Full Stack Web Developer and a regular core contributor at WordPress. My significant other (Maedah Batool) is a Technical Project Manager, and she's also a WordPress Core Contributor. Together with our team, we run the TheDevCouple.com.
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License & Attribution
MIT © Ahmad Awais.
This project is inspired by the work of many awesome developers especially those who contribute to this project, Gulp.js, Babel, and many other dependencies as listed in the
package.json file. FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) for the win.