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Deploy with NetlifyPress

Deploy with NetlifyPress

Description

Instead of going into Netlify and triggering a deploy everytime you make a change in WordPress, automate and make things easier with the Deploy with NetlifyPress plugin. Deploy with NetlifyPress lets you trigger deploys in Netlify (automatically!) without having to leave your WordPress Dashboard.

Use Cases

So, you've build a headless static front-end for your WordPress site and hosted it on Netlify, good job! Wondering how would you trigger a deploy in Netlify everytime someone updates a post in WordPress? Forget going inside everytime an update is made and triggering a build manually, install Deploy with NetlifyPress and let it run a deploy for you automatically on each update.

If you're looking for a real-life example, I've build my personal site nahid.dev (GitHub) using GatsbyJS with its source as WordPress and am hosting it on Netlify. I use Deploy with NetlifyPress to automate deploys when I update pages and posts.

Core Features

The core features of the plugin include the abilities to:

  • Automatically trigger deploys on post publish
  • Automatically trigger deploys on post update
  • Automatically trigger deploys on post trash
  • Filter the post types for which you want automatic deploys to run
  • Add a button for manual deployments on the top admin toolbar.

Requirements

This plugin requires you have a site hosted on Netlify and a Build Webhook URL set up. Here's how you can get a Build Hook URL:

  1. Log into Netlify.
  2. From the list of sites, enter the site you want to set up Deploy with NetlifyPress for.
  3. Go to Site settings.
  4. From the left sidebar, go to Build and deploy→Continuous Deployment.
  5. Scroll down to the "Build hooks" section.
  6. Click the Add build hook button, enter a preferred name for the webhook (e.g. "Deploy from WordPress"), choose the Git branch to build and hit Save.
  7. You'll be given a Build Hook URL that can be used in Deploy with NetlifyPress.

Install

Automatic Installation

  1. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→Plugins→Add New.
  2. Search for "Deploy with NetlifyPress".
  3. Click on "Install".
  4. Once installed, click on "Activate".

Manual Installation

  1. Download the plugin .zip folder using the download button on this page.
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→Plugins→Add New.
  3. Click on the "Upload Plugin" button.
  4. Upload the downloaded .zip file.
  5. Activate it.

Usage

  1. Install and activate the plugin
  2. Go to your WordPress Dashboard→NetlifyPress
  3. On the "Connect with Netlify" tab, enter your Netlify Build Hook URL.
  4. On the "Automatic Deployment" tab, choose if you want to use Automatic Deployment, on which actions should it trigger and which post types the actions should apply to.
  5. On the "Manual Deployment" tab, choose if you want to add a "Trigger Netlify Deploy" manual trigger button in the top admin toolbar.

Support

If the above usage steps don't answer your question(s), if you want to report an issue or if something is not working as expected, please create a topic in the Support Forum.

Roadmap

I have plans for the following features/improvements in the coming days (subject to user feedback and usage):

  1. Admin options migration to Settings API with Ajax support.
  2. Success/failure message on auto deploy trigger.
  3. Success/failure message on auto deploy status (after completion).
  4. Scheduled deployments.
  5. Deployment logs.

Contribute

If you want to contribute to the plugin by reporting issues, implementing new features and so on, here's its development repository on Github.

Sponsor

You can sponsor this project and support my open-source development by becoming a Patron!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this plugin free? Definitely! Deploy with NetlifyPress is free and always will be.

How many deploys can I trigger? Unlimited.

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