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Drupal Deployment

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A gentle introduction to Drupal site deployment best practices, from the Do It With Drupal conference.

A gentle introduction to Drupal site deployment best practices, from the Do It With Drupal conference.

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  • 1. Deployment The darkest of the Drupal arts
  • 2. Moving stuff to your live site
  • 3. Moving stuff to your live site (And living to tell about it)
  • 4. Deployment’s Five Commandments
  • 5. Thou Shalt Use Source Control You will always collide with “The Other Guy” You will always need to undo something
  • 6. Thou Shalt Smack Anyone Who Doesn’t It’s not really source control if Bob keeps changing things via FTP
  • 7. Thou Shalt Use Code Whenever Possible Code lives in source control Code is safer than the database
  • 8. Thou Shalt Test Thy Changes It always works just fine on your laptop
  • 9. Thou Shalt Document You will always be on vacation when the really big emergency happens
  • 10. The Launch
  • 11. Dev laptop cvs.drupal.org SVN server Live server
  • 12. What’s in SVN? public_html assets db_snapshots
  • 13. What’s in SVN? public_html assets db_snapshots
  • 14. What’s in SVN? public_html sites assets www.mysite.com files db_snapshots
  • 15. What’s in SVN? public_html sites assets www.mysite.com files db_snapshots
  • 16. The magic of symlinks VERSION_1 public_html VERSION_2
  • 17. The magic of symlinks VERSION_1 public_html VERSION_2 VERSION_3
  • 18. Fixin’ Bugs, Addin’ Features
  • 19. Dev laptop SVN server Live server
  • 20. Dev laptop SVN server Test server Live server
  • 21. Dev laptop SVN server Test server Live server db_snapshots
  • 22. Dev laptop SVN server Test server Live server db_snapshots
  • 23. Test, Test, Test
  • 24. Test
  • 25. Then Test
  • 26. Wipe the database then test again
  • 27. Dev laptop SVN server Test server Live server db_snapshots
  • 28. Don’t hack live
  • 29. Configuration Changes
  • 30. Export your Views
  • 31. Export your Views your_module.views_defaults.inc hook_views_default_views()
  • 32. Use update.php!
  • 33. Use update.php!
  • 34. simpletest.install
  • 35. http://api.drupal.org/api/function/hook_update_N
  • 36. Use helper functions, not interns
  • 37. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields
  • 38. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields Imagecache presets
  • 39. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields Imagecache presets Rules configuration
  • 40. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields Imagecache presets Rules configuration Menu items
  • 41. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields Imagecache presets Rules configuration Menu items Taxonomy terms…
  • 42. Use helper functions, not interns CCK fields Imagecache presets Rules configuration Menu items Taxonomy terms… Install Profile API
  • 43. Devel module
  • 44. Wipe the database then test
  • 45. Test, Test, Test
  • 46. Test
  • 47. Then Test
  • 48. Syncing Content
  • 49. e ID 259 Nod ALSO Node ID 259
  • 50. Nodes my way by the Psychedelic Furs
  • 51. Nodes my way, Part 2 by the Psychedelic Furs
  • 52. Nodes my way, Epilogue by the Psychedelic Furs http://drupal.org/project/export_node
  • 53. Yeah, but...
  • 54. Don’t syncronize content.
  • 55. Don’t syncronize content. Feed API Publish and Subscribe Aggregator Import/Export...
  • 56. Workflow Moderation Drafts Editor Roles
  • 57. No Magic Bullets
  • 58. No Magic Bullets • Figure out your organization
  • 59. No Magic Bullets • Figure out your organization • Find matching tools
  • 60. No Magic Bullets • Figure out your organization • Find matching tools • Roll your own
  • 61. No Magic Bullets • Figure out your organization • Find matching tools • Roll your own • Document! Document! Document!
  • 62. Tools to watch • Drush (do Drupal stuff from the command line) http://drupal.org/project/drush • Install Profile API (helper code for updates) http://drupal.org/project/install_profile_api • Patterns (save site configuration in XML) http://drupal.org/project/patterns • Deployment (push site changes via XMLRPC) http://drupal.org/project/deploy • Aegir (manage multiple sites from one UI) http://groups.drupal.org/aegir-hosting-system

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