MT-GitPub is a bridge between Git and Tim Appnel's mt-rebuild, a command line template rebuilder for Movable Type. MT-GitPub will find which templates you have just committed (or modified) and invoke mt-rebuild to just rebuild those templates. Good for iterative testing, or deploying changes to your live site.
Note, this is unstable pre-alpha software. Use at your own risk.
Download and install mt-rebuild if you haven't already. Download mt-gitpub and
chmod 700 mt-gitpub.sh. Make sure all the templates you'd like to be able to publish are linked to a file in the MT application.
Setup a config file by running MT-GitPub in setup mode:
bash mt-gitpub.sh -s [configfilename]. If this is your first configfile, use
config.sh as your filename, as that is the default MT-GitPub will look for when publishing templates. Answer the questions-- the setup script will query your MT database to find all of your linked index templates for a given blog_id.
If you'd like to fill in your config file manually, rename config-sample.sh to config.sh and fill in paths to mt-rebuild, your Git repo and your blog id. Make a list of your templates according to the example (leave these lines commented to avoid runtime errors).
I recommend setting up multiple config files (either manually or with
-s for each blog you work on and calling them with
To run in default mode, run
By default, MT-GitPub will look for config.sh in the same directory and publish last-committed index templates. However, there are options:
Use an alternate config file
Publish last modified files rather than last committed
Set up a new config file
-s [configfilename]. It will generate the config file in the same directory, which you can call later with
-c. This option will not do any publishing.
Right now, MT-GitPub only supports index templates.
-sto config.sh rather than making you manually type in desired filename
add support for archive templates
options -- only archives/only indexes
get into git post-commit hooks
Template lists in config.sh interpreted as commands if left uncommented
Errors on template modules (no output file)
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