Leaving the worn path – Finding your own custom WordPress workflow

Speaker Notes

WordPress is easy, as in “Easy to get started.” As such the standard setup clearly caters to beginners. This, of course, also comes with various downsides for a professional project.

This talk will offer a high level overview on what you can do to improve your WordPress experience – especially when using it in a professional setup. We’ll do this by going through a typical lifecycle of a website from creation, through maintenance to an eventual relaunch. Looking at some typical pain points we’ll explore various things like version control, staging environments, automated deployment and migration and what the pros and cons for those are. By explaining the reasoning behind those concepts you can (re-)evaluate your stance on those.

In the end I’m not going to tell you what to do with a “one-size-fits-all” solution, but hopefully give you enough food for thought to help you getting closer to your own ideal workflow.