[wp-hackers] GitHub submodule theme development?

Brad Parbs brad at bradparbs.com
Fri Jul 5 18:38:47 UTC 2013

I use Git submodules symlinked into my themes folders when developing. On client projects (those w/ themes and plugins) I VC the whole install, with WP in a submodule, keeping it super clean in the repo. 

Brad Parbs

On Jul 5, 2013, at 1:07 PM, Micky Hulse <mickyhulse.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> I should mention, I'm wondering more about developing themes as Git submodules.
> Maybe I should be asking if anyone here uses symlinks for themes?
> Long story short, I'd like to have a separate version control process
> for themes within a version controlled WP install.
> My first thought was to use a Git submodule, but I have my concerns
> about being able to see the updates as I'm working locally (I've not
> used submodules too much, but I know they are a little bit more work
> to juggle).
> My second thought (which I had as I was going to bed) was to have a
> symlink in my WP theme's folder to another repository (locally) which
> contained my theme files. I did a quick bit of research last night,
> and I could not find anything specifically related to this technique,
> other than folks talking about how PHP/WP symlinks have drawbacks.
> Anyway, just wanted to clarify my question.
> It just feels a tad overkill to version control a whole WP install for
> the sake of theme development.
> What do you pro hackers do? :)
> Thanks!
> Micky
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