DeployBot makes it easy to deploy code and adds structure making it easier for a team to deploy.
Getting the relevant information
The following information is needed to set up the DeployBot connection using SFTP. The pieces required are:
password or SSH key
All of this information is available on the Nexcess portal dashboard.
To use the SSH key authentication, select “SSH Keys” from the top right menu.
(For additional information on adding SSH keys, click here)
Set Up DeployBot
Create DeployBot account
Set up an account at DeployBot (if you don’t already have one) add a new repository. Since you’ll be setting the server path later, you can choose a specific theme, plugin, or selected folders inside the wp-content folder (using a .gitignore file).
Authorize GitHub account
Select the repository that you want to connect and enter the requested information.
Set deployment method
Under the “Files” subheading, select “SFTP” as the deployment method.
Enter the information we saved from the Nexcess dashboard. You could deploy a theme, plugin, or an entire site.
For a plugin, the server path would look something like this:
Confirm connection and deploy
When properly set up, the connection should display green. You can test a deploy by using the “deploy” button on the top left. Also, using the [deploy] tag inside of a commit message will trigger a deploy automatically.
Additional documentation and guides: https://deploybot.com/guides-code-deployment-tools
Once you finish the deployment you know the connection is setup and all future deploys will be much easier. Happy shipping!