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Wordmove

Wordmove is a nice little gem that lets you automatically mirror local Wordpress installations and DB data back and forth from your local development machine to the remote staging server. SSH and FTP connections are both supported.

Think of it like Capistrano for Wordpress, complete with push/pull capabilities.

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Installation

That's easy:

gem install wordmove

Upgrading?

Beware!

From version 1.0 we have decided to change wordmove flags' behaviour: they used to tell wordmove which options to skip, now they tell instead which options to include. In the Movefile, we have also changed all "username" fields to be just "user".

So please, be very careful when upgrading :heart:

Usage

> wordmove help
Tasks:
  wordmove help [TASK]  # Describe available tasks or one specific task
  wordmove init         # Generates a brand new Movefile
  wordmove pull         # Pulls WP data from remote host to the local machine
  wordmove push         # Pushes WP data from local machine to remote host

Movefile

You can configure Wordmove creating a Movefile. That's just a YAML file with all the local and remote host infos:

local:
  vhost: "http://vhost.local"
  wordpress_path: "/home/john/sites/your_site" # use an absolute path here

  database:
    name: "database_name"
    user: "user"
    password: "password"
    host: "127.0.0.1"

staging:
  vhost: "http://remote.com"
  wordpress_path: "/var/www/your_site" # use an absolute path here

  database:
    name: "database_name"
    user: "user"
    password: "password"
    host: "host"
    # port: "3308" # Use just in case you have exotic server config

  exclude:
    - ".git/"
    - ".gitignore"
    - ".sass-cache/"
    - "bin/"
    - "tmp/*"
    - "Gemfile*"
    - "Movefile"
    - "wp-config.php"
    - "wp-content/*.sql"

  # paths: # you can customize wordpress internal paths
  #   wp_content: "wp-content"
  #   uploads: "wp-content/uploads"
  #   plugins: "wp-content/plugins"
  #   themes: "wp-content/themes"
  #   languages: "wp-content/languages"
  #   themes: "wp-content/themes"

  # ssh:
  #   host: "host"
  #   user: "user"
  #   password: "password" # password is optional, will use public keys if available.
  #   port: 22 # Port is optional
  #   rsync_options: "--verbose" # Additional rsync options, optional
  #   gateway: # Gateway is optional
  #     host: "host"
  #     user: "user"
  #     password: "password" # password is optional, will use public keys if available.

  # ftp:
  #   user: "user"
  #   password: "password"
  #   host: "host"
  #   passive: true

# production: # multiple environments can be specified
#   [...]

SSH support

In order for wordmove to work with SSH, you need to install rsync on your machine.

If you want to use your SSH public key for authentication

Just delete the remote.ssh.password field in your Movefile. Easy peasy.

If you want to specify SSH password on the Movefile

Please take a look at the various gotchas of the underlying photocopier gem.

FTP support

In order for wordmove to work with FTP, you need to install lftp on your machine. Then in the remote host section in your Movefile:

  • Use the relative FTP path as wordpress_path
  • Use the absolute FTP path as wordpress_absolute_path (you may need to recover this from the __FILE__ constant)

If you want to specify a passive FTP connection

Add to the YAML config a passive flag set to true.

Problems with server's certificate

If server's certificate is not signed by a known Certificate Authority, you can disable lftp check by adding set ssl:verify-certificate no to your ~/.lftprc or ~/.lftp/rc

If host name used to connect to the server does not corresponds to the host name in its certificate, you can disable lftp check by adding set ssl:check-hostname no to your ~/.lftprc or ~/.lftp/rc

More lftp configuration flags here.

How the heck you are able to sync the DB via FTP?

We're glad you asked! We basically upload via FTP a PHP script that performs the various import/export operations. This script then gets executed via HTTP. Don't worry too much about security though: the script is deleted just after the usage, and can only be executed by wordmove, as each time it requires a pre-shared one-time-password to be run.

Credits

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2013 weLaika

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