I’ve been making good progress with LESS this week. I’ve been using /localhost/ to develop a WordPress theme and the Less.app to compile the CSS every time I save.
… But then today, I pushed my WordPress site to a live server. I tried to make some style changes on the live site and naturally the LESS won’t compile. I realized I didn’t know how any of that would work in a live environment.
I disagree with @notfilc with Github’s app, though, I think it’s terrible. You’re honestly better off using the command line than that thing. If you’re in the market for an app, Tower is awesome (I believe that’s what Chris uses as well).
Thanks guys. Actually, I do have the Github app. I use it to push changes to a free WordPress theme I host at Github. But I’ve never used it to update a live website. Hmm. I host everything at Eleven2 and it looks like they enable Git. Just not sure how to set it all up…
So when you guys develop a theme locally and want to push changes live (and track them), do you use Github, or SVN? Do I need certain credentials to set that up with my host? I have found I really really suck at UNIX/Terminal stuff, and would prefer some kind of GUI… :/
If you’re feeling adventurous you can use Git with Capistrano. Capistrano will compile your repo into a tar ball and upload it (I think) via sftp. Capistrano is generally used by Rails developers, but I’ve gotten it to work on a couple PHP sites and I really enjoy it.