Short Version: This script will allow you to manage your wordpress plugins in git, and deploy them to wordpress.org SVN.
Recently at work I was required to build a wordpress plugin. After trawling through the documentation to figure out what I needed to do, it became apparent that to get my plugin listed in the WordPress plugins directory I would be required to host the code in their SVN repository. Along with most developers nowadays, I’ve switched to Git (for numerous reasons), so I was left with the dilemna of how to manage my plugin within git and host it on Github, but sync all changes to the SVN repository whenever a new version was ready. There’s quite a lot of work involved when trying to do this so I wanted to automate the whole thing. The result is a bash script shown below which will:
- Check that the version numbers in your readme.txt match up with those in your PHP file.
- Commit the latest outstanding changes to your git repository if any are left
- Push the latest changes to github
- Export the contents at the HEAD of your ‘master’ branch in git to the trunk of your SVN repository.
- Commit the changes to SVN and therefore push them back to wordpress.org
- Create an SVN tag for wordpress.org to use and commit it (this will be the same value as Stable Tag: <tagnumber> in your readme.txt)
- Update the version number for future reference.
Hopefully this should make life a little easier for those WordPress plugin developers who wish to manage their projects in GIT