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README.md

Contao 4 deployer edition

Contao is an Open Source PHP Content Management System for people who want a professional website that is easy to maintain. Visit the project website for more information.

What's inside?

The Contao deployer edition is based on the Contao managed edition and additionally includes Deployer, a deployment tool for PHP.

How to use

Install the Contao deployer edition with Composer:

php composer.phar create-project contao/deployer-edition new-project

Initialize a Git repository in the new directory:

cd new-project
git init

Adjust the .gitignore, composer.json and deploy.php files to your needs, run php composer.phar update and commit everything.

Shared resources

Shared resources are files and folders that are not in your Git repository and shall be preserved during deployment. The shared resources need to be set up before the first deployment, so create them on your target server:

/var/www/target:
    shared/
        app/
            config/
                parameters.yml
    system/
        config/
            localconfig.php
    templates/
    var/
        logs/
    web/
        share/

Deploy

Now you can deploy by running vendor/bin/dep deploy on the command line.

Notes

Deployer will try to clone your repository during deployment, so you need to have Git installed on the target server and the target server needs permission to read your repository.

Other than in the managed edition, the files directory is not ignored in the .gitignore file, because it is meant to be under version control.

If you want to put your custom templates under version control (recommended), store them in app/Resources/contao/templates instead of in the templates folder. This way you can still overwrite them with the Contao template editor.