Capistrano looks great, and in the slightly longer-term I intend on conquering it, but I need a short-term solution for a project I’m working on. Until discovering Roots/Sage, I simply (naively) stored all my compiled assets/binaries etc in my git repo, and deployed with deployhq.com.
I was launching this site yesterday, so upon failing to comprehend Cap, I tried removing a few rules from my
.gitignore file, let my WP files/uploads/dist etc into my repo and attempted a deploy onto my staging server to see if I could launch that way. It didn’t work (haha you can see the fruits of my labour here: http://dev.theagsc.com/; it just produced a lonely message saying ‘wrong file’). I’m sure there are ways of debugging what went wrong (php error logs? Some sort of verbose debug mode to enable?) but my experience is limited here.
What is the best way to deploy using something other than Capistrano? I’m sure it would be helpful to take a look at some of my files to know what might have gone wrong in my deploy to deployhq.com, but as I’m not sure what is most relevant, and don’t want to clog up this post with a bunch of code blocks, please do ask, I’m happy to share anything helpful.
Also, another quick question; where in our Bedrock files do we define our staging and production database names and credentials? I understand that e.g.
environments/staging.php has the following:
<?php /* Staging */ define('DB_NAME', getenv('DB_NAME')); define('DB_USER', getenv('DB_USER')); define('DB_PASSWORD', getenv('DB_PASSWORD')); define('DB_HOST', getenv('DB_HOST') ? getenv('DB_HOST') : 'localhost'); define('WP_HOME', getenv('WP_HOME')); define('WP_SITEURL', getenv('WP_SITEURL')); ini_set('display_errors', 0); define('WP_DEBUG_DISPLAY', false); define('SCRIPT_DEBUG', false); define('DISALLOW_FILE_MODS', true); // this disables all file modifications including updates and update notifications
This may be a stupid question, but am I correct in thinking these are variables? Or have I failed to fill in some very important information haha. I know that
.env has our local credentials.
Finally, the screencast currently up on roots.io covering Capistrano describes the Gemfile as including grunt and npm; is this neccesary now in Sage? I understand there’s a new screencast coming, so I imagine a lot of my questions may be answered in that.
Thanks as always for the help!