What tools do people use to manage and install their wordpress sites ? I’ve got a large (by some definition of large) wp multi user installation, that is currently difficult to update and maintain - because of various plugin compatibilities etc … This makes it difficult to upgrade and track security etc… which is a cause of nagging stress etc…
Currently no staging site, though computing resource for that is available now. There are backups though of db and files.
I think I’d like
- A way to quickly deploy a copy of the live site and plugins etc to staging.
- A way of reproducibly managing changes to staging
- A way of pushing the changes from staging back to live so that after acceptance testing it can be consistently and reliably deployed.
Is this a reasonable workflow ? If not, what is ?
What tools are available to do this ?
There is a small team associated with the site, but firstly everyone is quite time poor, and secondly there are a range of skills associated with the team. So something that is very technical but slick may not be a good solution.
I’m pretty sure we can get the team all up to speed with git/ssh though.
Any thought ?
thanks in advance.