Beginner’s Guide: How to Use GIT for WordPress Development
Setting Up GIT
- Install Git: First, install Git on your computer. You can download it for different platforms from the official Git website.
- Initialize Git: Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to your project directory. Then run
git initto initialize your project with Git.
- Configure Git: To set your username and email for this repository, in the terminal run
git config user.name "Your Name"and
git config user.email "email@example.com".
Using Git in WordPress Development
- Creating a new branch: To create a new branch for your feature or update, use the command
git checkout -b branch-name.
- Adding changes: Run
git add .to add all your changes in the current directory to the staging area. If you want to add just one file, use
git add path-to-your-file.
- Making a commit: Use the command
git commit -m "Your commit message"to commit your changes.
- Pushing changes: Push your changes to your Git repository by using
git push origin branch-name.
- Merging changes: Once you’re done with your feature or update, you can merge it to the main branch using
git merge branch-name.
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