If you have a build / deployment process for your site, it’s often useful to have a way to execute code in your theme or plugins after you commit or deploy your code changes.
GitHub, Bitbucket, and Beanstalk are common tools that allow you to configure a webhook URL that gets called as soon as you make a check-in or deployment.
Common uses are
- Purge the cache after you deploy new theme code (WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache)
- Trigger any WordPress hook
- Run any other plugin or theme code you wish!
More information on how to use this plugin (including how to setup GitHub, Bitbucket, and Beanstalk) can be found at http://jaredcobb.com/post-deployment-hook
The plugin is also hosted on GitHub. Pull requests are welcome!
- Upload the plugin folder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Enter a passphrase in the Settings > Post Deployment Hook options to secure your webhook
- Use the generated URL (including it’s token) as your post-deployment / post-commit hook url
- Will this slow down my site?
Nope. While the plugin does execute on each page request, it simply checks if the request is a webhook call first. If not, it just exits.
- Who would use this plugin?
Probably developers. But anyone with some knowledge of WordPress could use this plugin to run jobs in WordPress by hitting the URL this plugin provides.
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Contributors & Developers
“Post Deployment Hook” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Updated README.txt and added screenshots
- Initial commit